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Monday , January 28 , 2013
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Clean rule promise

Ranchi, Jan. 27: Governor Syed Ahmed has promised greater transparency in the functioning of the official machinery, putting speedy execution of welfare and development schemes and improved law and order high on his list of priorities after finding himself at the helm of affairs.

“Jharkhand is now under President’s Rule. As the President’s representative, I will try my best to provide clean and sensitive administration. I have issued directions for smooth execution of Centre-sponsored welfare and development schemes and for the effective utilisation of budgetary allocations,” Ahmed said at the Republic Day celebrations at Morabadi grounds yesterday.

He added that special attention would be given to improve law and order and instil a sense of safety among people, especially women, girls and students. The state would also recruit more women in the police force, while cases of human trafficking would be dealt with strictly, he said.

Stressing on transparency in the state machinery, Ahmed categorically said that corruption at any level would not be tolerated. He said steps had been taken to upgrade infrastructure, especially rural roads and electrification, reiterating his commitment to work for the state’s overall growth.

The governor also promised to keep tabs on food and social security schemes.

“We have tough challenges ahead. But I am sure we will be fighting them with the help of hard-working people. Please join me to achieve the goals of positive growth,” he added.