Underlining the need to curb the VIP culture, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Monday asked the ministers to keep their security personnel at the barest minimum as per the guidelines as he had already curtailed his own security.
Chairing a maiden meeting of the reconstituted Council of Ministers here at the Chief Minister's Office Monday morning, Charanjit Singh Channi said this initiative would not only be instrumental in the deployment of extra security personnel judiciously, but also save the general public from unnecessary inconvenience owing to the VIP culture.
In order to provide easy access to the elected representatives such as sarpanches, municipal councillors etc, it was also decided to issue an entry card from the office of the DC/SDM concerned. The holders of such cards would be allowed hassle-free entry to state government offices and the Civil Secretariat in Chandigarh.
Emphasising the need to prepare a comprehensive roadmap, the Punjab Chief Minister asked all administrative secretaries/heads of departments to prepare an action plan to implement their development projects and welfare schemes in a time-bound and holistic manner.
The Punjab Chief Minister asked the ministers to perform to the best of their capacities and capabilities to repose trust in the state government. The Chief Minister said now they would have to work overtime so as to come up to the expectations of the people in delivering good governance to them to their satisfaction.
The Chief Minister also placed on record deep appreciation for former Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and his Cabinet colleagues for the implementation of pro-people initiatives and overall development works in the state.