Yogi Adityanath’s Action Plan 2.0 – Nation News

Yogi Adityanath began his second term as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh just as he ended his first term. Riding a bulldozer, that is, at least figuratively speaking. The ‘bulldozer baba’ image gained immense traction in the election, and the chief minister is determined to carry that impression in his second innings as well – that of a determined administrator bent on eliminating illegal construction and corruption.

Yogi Adityanath began his second term as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh just as he ended his first term. Riding a bulldozer, that is, at least figuratively speaking. The ‘bulldozer baba’ image gained immense traction in the election, and the chief minister is determined to carry that impression in his second innings as well – that of a determined administrator bent on eliminating illegal construction and corruption.

Yogi started his ‘war against corruption’ within 10 days of taking oath on 25 March. Two district magistrates—TK Shibu in Sonbhadra and Sunil Kumar in Auraiya—as well as Ghaziabad SSP Pawan Kumar were suspended in April for corruption and laxity in the line of election duty. 1, April 4 and March 31, respectively.

To send a message that no one involved in the crime would be spared, a building allegedly owned by police inspector Jagat Narayan Singh was vandalized by the Lucknow Development Authority on April 3. Singh is currently lodged in Delhi’s Tihar Jail. Kanpur property dealer Manish Gupta. Singh was the SHO of Gorakhpur’s Ramgarh station when the murder took place there on September 28 last year.

History-sheeter Gautam Singh, apparently involved in several kidnapping and extortion cases, apparently ‘fear of Yogi’, surrendered at Gonda’s Chapala police station on March 15, days after the BJP’s victory in the state. In Saharanpur too, more than two dozen criminals surrendered in a single day. Liquor smugglers have done this in Deoband and Shamli. In Pratapgarh, a rape accused allegedly deserted himself days after committing the crime. The police had parked a bulldozer outside his house and threatened that it would be vandalized if he did not surrender.

“In the last two and a half years,” says Prashant Kumar, ADG, Law and Order, UP, “properties worth Rs 2,000 crore owned by mafia and other criminal elements have been confiscated or demolished. UP’s biggest criminals are in jail. In the next 100 days, we will identify more criminals involved in organized crime.

To dispel any misconception that bulldozers symbolize oppression, Kumar says, “The instructions have come that bulldozers should not be misused. They have been used to demolish illegal constructions including government properties. All judicial processes are completed before the demolition.”

However, the opposition does not agree with this. Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav says that Yogi’s busyness in bulldozers is pushing the state towards anarchy and jungle raj. “With his hand on the bulldozer steering, the CM is chasing the opposition, while the criminals, who are guarded by the powers, are wreaking havoc.”

“Instructions have come that bulldozers should not be misused. They will be used to demolish illegal constructions including government properties and land.

Prashant Kumar ADG, Law & Order, UP

Unfazed by the criticism, Yogi is looking at expanding the police commissionerate system – where a police commissioner heads a unified command structure – he introduced in his previous tenure across the state in Lucknow, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Varanasi and Kanpur. did. It is likely to be followed by Meerut and Ghaziabad districts followed by Prayagraj and Gorakhpur districts. Meanwhile, 14 IPS officers have been transferred either to take up new responsibilities or to an additional one.

The bureaucracy is also being pulled up. To implement the Citizens’ Charter – a mechanism for speedy disposal of applications and public grievances – a tweet by the CM urged officials not to sit on a file for more than three days, failing which the request was accepted. or will be canceled and the concerned officer held accountable. The CM is also emphasizing on punctuality and urging officials not to go for lunch break.

high on action

Yogi is also prompting his cabinet colleagues to take action, asking them to submit their action plan for the first 100 days of governance. He also wants him to spend at least one day in the districts assigned to him to review the progress and implementation of development works and government schemes and to address the problems of the people and the party people. He has also asked them to submit proposals and set targets to attract investments as well as create employment opportunities and improve infrastructure in the state.

At the foundation-laying ceremony of the second investor summit (the first in 2018) in Lucknow in July, UP government officials said they were hoping to attract Rs 10 lakh crore in investment. 1,065 MoUs worth Rs 4.65 lakh crore were signed in the first investor summit.

Many new areas of investment, whether it is drone production or cryptocurrencies, are being explored. The Excise Department has proposed to set up a new winery in the state. The Secondary Education Department has said that 84 new colleges will start operations, and 1,060 colleges will have smart classes. And if previous governments were distributing cycles to students, the new proposals upgrade the mode of transport for meritorious girl students to scooties. The Yogi government is also planning a new sports policy, while the sports department is considering amending the rules to include players directly as gazetted officers.

The Yogi government wants that all the proposals should be drafted keeping in mind the employment generation. The CM has directed all the service selection boards to give government jobs to 10,000 youth in the state in the next 100 days. In view of the recent uproar over cheating, leaks and cancellation or change in norms in these tests, these selection boards are required to coordinate with the state home department before conducting the recruitment test.

“Ration and strict rule (A strict regime) helped the BJP get majority,” says an official in the CM’s office. Under this, the Yogi government has extended the government’s free ration scheme for another three months.

one for women

Women safety is another area of ​​focus in Yogi 2.0. The government has launched Mission Shakti Project for the safety, security and empowerment of women. “We have around 10,000 women beat constables dedicated to the safety of women, and women help desks in every police station. We also have plans to raise three more women battalions in the state,” says ADG Kumar. These special battalions for women are not only to fight crimes against women but also ensure their safety on the streets.

The Yogi government is planning to revive its controversial anti-Romeo squad to protect college-going girls and prevent sexual abuse. Each such squad will have 24 policemen, including a woman, and will be deployed around schools and colleges, where women are likely to outnumber them. The UP home department has also decided to set up a new STF (Special Task Force) unit in Ayodhya to ensure punishment to some 1,000 accused under the POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses) Act.

Temple run

Ayodhya will continue to be an obsessive project for the CM even in his second term. The Department of Culture is planning to identify land for a Ramayana University in the temple town besides dedicating the new building of the new Sant Kabir Anusandhan Academy in Magahar to the public. The work of 84 Kosi Parikrama Marg connecting all the places associated with Lord Rama will also start soon. Apart from other temple projects, the tourism department plans to start the renovation of the gate and drainage around the Gorakhnath temple.

By planning a hundred things for the first hundred days of his government, how many works will Yogi Adityanath actually be able to accomplish? That is a decision for another day.

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