Political Leadership Absent to Deal with Covid-19, says Prithviraj Chavan

File photograph of senior Congress chief Prithviraj Chavan.

Maharashtra has the absolute best choice of COVID-19 instances within the nation, with Mumbai main the depend for any town within the nation.

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  • Last Updated: May 16, 2020, 11:55 PM IST

Senior Congress chief and previous leader minister Prithviraj Chavan on Saturday stated bureaucrats have been operating all through the disaster brought about via the coronavirus outbreak however “political management” was once absent, happening so as to add that his remark will have to no longer be observed as complaint of the Maha Vikas Aghadi govt of which his birthday celebration is part.

Maharashtra has the absolute best choice of COVID-19 instances within the nation, with Mumbai main the depend for any town within the nation.

He additionally stated that, these days, some senior Indian Administrative Service officials have been on “obligatory wait” for a posting, whilst some bureaucrats have been having to regulate two departments concurrently.

Doling out administrative recommendation to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Chavan, who has been at the most sensible publish previous, stated “the primary process of the CM is to nominate excellent IAS officials to the appropriate positions”.

“And whilst making the appointments, the qualification background will have to be thought to be, so that you could utilise their experience within the provide situation. Currently, there are round 10 senior IAS officials on obligatory wait without a paintings, whilst there are some officials dealing with the fee of 2 departments. The CM will have to refill those posts in someday,” he stated.

Chavan stated there was once no level blaming “secretary stage officials” as they are going to paintings as in step with their want, “however the political management will have to take some instructed selections”.

However, he added, “It’s not that i am criticizing the state govt. In truth, no matter I’m announcing will have to be taken definitely. It will have to no longer seem like I’m criticizing my very own govt.”

Interacting with journalists right here, Chavan stated all rights of management have been these days with creditors on the district stage, SDOs on the tehsil stage, and whilst this was once wanted, the “political management was once absent and nowhere to be observed”.

Chavan stated the industrial downturn caused via the coronavirus-induced lockdown would require “excellent visionary management to handle problems, be it industries, ramping up well being care gadget or bailing out farmers”.

Taking a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s name to the rustic to change into self-reliant, Chavan puzzled if this was once truly conceivable at a time when maximum uncooked fabrics have been being imported from China.

The Congress chief, who was once a minister within the PMO all through the UPA dispensation, stated the definition of self-reliance had modified over time.

“The thought of self-reliance that I can manufacture each and every and the whole thing in the community and won’t import anything else is itself silly. Can we come up with the money for to forestall the import of crude oil and shift to cycles,” he requested.

Chavan stated source of revenue within the type of VAT on diesel and petrol, stamp responsibility on assets registration, excise from liquor and RTO fees and so on have dried up and the Centre should give states their percentage or else “we can no longer be capable to pay

body of workers salaries”.

He stated well being care, body of workers salaries, pension and so on should get precedence over large infrastructure tasks these days underway.

Queried on IPS officer Amitabh Gupta, these days posted within the state Home division as a major secretary, getting a blank chit from the management for his letter permitting scam-accused DHFL promoters Wadhawans to go back and forth all through lockdown, Chavan stated the previous have been let off via the house minister with a reprimand.

Source: www.information18.com

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