Jamshedpur, June 25: A 2010 batch IAS officer, Amit Kumar took over as the new deputy commissioner of East Singhbhum on Saturday.
He has listed his priorities with focus on proper implementation of welfare schemes in rural areas and coordination between private and local urban bodies for ensuring cleanliness and hygiene are in place in urban areas.
Amit Kumar, who is armed with a Masters degree from Delhi School of Economics and degree from Patna University, is well aware with the district and had served as SDO Ghatshila from 2013-14.
Moreover, Kumar was earlier the deputy commissioner of Chatra and completed district training at Hazaribagh before serving as SDO Hazaribagh.
“I think my stint as SDO will play a crucial role as I am very much aware about the area, especially rural areas. I will ensure that people reap benefits of government welfare schemes,” he noted.
Expressing confidence of the new responsibility he said, “Welfare of the Naxal-hit areas is also one of my priorities.
Regular monitoring would be held of Ghurabandha Action Plan (for rebel-hit areas of Ghurabandha and Dumuria blocks of Ghatshila sub-division) and coordination would be established with district police and police of neighboring districts of Seraikela-Kharsawan and districts of Bengal and Odisha in terms of security.”
He also said that flash floods and lightning during monsoon would form core areas for disaster management plans of the district administration.
He also stressed that efforts would be made for coordination between local urban bodies (state government) and corporate sectors (read Jusco) for maintaining cleanliness and hygiene in city areas.
“Swachh Bharat Mission is one of the focus areas of the government and we will take steps so that local urban bodies and private sectors looking after civic utilities in their areas work in coordination and the drain and sewerage and solid waste management system improves in city,” said Kumar.
The deputy commissioner also noted that unauthorized construction will face the heat in the coming months.
Incidentally, Sakchi market was cleared of encroachment after several days of efforts on the part of district administration in August while Bistupur market was cleared in September.
With city roads squeezing day by day due to encroachments, the district administration launched launch anti-encroachment drive.
“We want to streamline the traffic movement in the city. We will take initiatives to vacate the illegal constructions so that the vehicles can move easily,” said the officer.
He said he would do everything to ensure that the steel city remains a beautiful place to live in.
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