Yogi directs officials to declare assets in 15 days

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 21 Mar 2017 08:49:54


Mar 20,


UTTAR Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday directed officials to declare their assets within 15 days, following up on a similar order to ministers after assuming office on Sunday, a move aimed at uprooting corruption.
Separately, Adityanath directed State DGP Javeed Ahmed to ensure that there was no laxity in improving law and order situation, hours after a BSP leader was shot dead in Allahabad.
At his first interaction with senior officials in Lok Bhawan, the Chief Minister also instructed them to ensure implementation of BJP’s ‘Sankalp Patra’ (manifesto). “It was an introductory meeting with UP Govt officials. The officials were told that the Sankalp Patra has to be implemented,” Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, who was also present, told reporters.
The Chief Minister also asked officials to declare their assets -- immovable and movable -- within 15 days, Maurya said.

The meeting was attended by around 65 senior officials. The officials were given a copy of BJP’s ‘Sankalp Patra’ and instructions have been issued to them to prepare a roadmap for their respective departments, a senior BJP leader said. “As uprooting corruption is the main agenda of our party, the CM in his first introductory meeting with his new Ministers directed them to give details of their income, movable and immovable properties with 15 days,” Cabinet Minister Srikant Sharma had said on Sunday. Official sources said that Adityanath expressed concern over the attack on the BSP leader and stressed that restoring law and order was the top priority of his Government.
Sixty-year-old BSP leader Mohd Shami was on Sunday night gunned down by assailants close to his residence in Mauaima police station area, 40 km from Allahabad.

The UP DGP has been asked to hold video conference with the district magistrates and the superintendents of police of all the 75 districts of the State to take stock of law and order situation and other administrative issues, they said. Deputy Chief Ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma also met Adityanath.