Giving a gift to officers and employees of Madhya Pradesh on
state's Foundation Day, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said
that Agrawal Commission's recommendations for removing pay
disparities will be implemented with effect from November 1.
Chief Minister Chouhan was addressing Madhya Pradesh Foundation
Day function at Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Park near Mantralaya
(State secretariat). He extended Foundation Day greetings to all
the officers, employees and people present on the occasion.
The Chief Minister said that some years ago, Madhya Pradesh was
called a "Bimaru Rajya" (Sick state). Now, the growth rate of the
state has risen to ten percent against the target of seven per
cent in the ongoing XI Five Year Plan. It will be increased to 12
per cent in the next Plan. Contribution of officers and employees
is also vital in the state's development. They can ensure state's
progress by working with dedication, honesty and credibility.
Chouhan said that officers and
employees are the heart of body of administration. Blood
circulates properly in the body when the heart beats properly.
He said that the purpose of Beti
Bachao Abhiyan is to enhance women's dignity. This campaign is
gaining momentum with people's cooperation.
Chief Minister Chouhan said that the
state is undergoing development. Efforts are also on to ensure
that benefits of development percolate to the last man in the last
row. He reiterated the resolve to root out corruption. He said
that zero tolerance policy should be adopted against corruption.
He appealed that everyone should put in his best efforts for
Madhya Pradesh's development. He said that in his capacity as
Chief Minister, he promises to work 18 hours daily.
Terming malnutrition as a blot, the Chief Minister called for
ending it and undertaking better works in health and education
sectors. He said that India will progress when state progresses.
State's development has to be ensured with a sense of devotion.
At the outset, Chief Minister Chouhan administered oath to officer
and employees to contribute in the state's development and work
for welfare of all the sections of society.