After 29 years Rajasthan chief secretary Sudhansh Pant was once again Jaipur Collectorate. But not in the same role. This time he was on an inspection mission, checking the presence of staff and the status of facilities and cleanliness. He also inspected the divisional commissioner office. Jaipur collector Prakash Rajpurohit was with him.
The visit is likely to have a major impact in the working of Jaipur collectorate. According to senior officials, the chief secretary is conducting ‘raid' on offices to catch officials napping. People often complain about delay in their work in collectorate and middlemen being active in the collectorate. Pant did some noting and took files along with him from tehsil office. What action he takes will be known later (we will update).
Sudhansh Pant must be feeling nostalgic in the premises of Jaipur collectorate from where he rose to fame. He had a stint of almost three years from August 2002 to June 2005. His efficiency as a collector was so much that even change of government didn't affect his position.
In August 2002, Ashok Gehlot posed trust in him as Jaipur Collector and when the government changed in 2003, he continued with Raje at the helm.
Sudhansh Pant had visited JDA last week
The chief secretary has visited JDA last week. It seems he is picking up offices where he had been the boss. Pant had been commissioner in JDA from June 2009 to May 2011. During his suprise visit in JDA, he put one IAS and two RAS on APO due to laxity in their work. He found lot of pendency, clutter and absenteeism in JDA. He instructed commissioner Manju Rajpal to ensure that transparency, punctuality and accountability reflect in the working of JDA.
Manju Rajpal immediately issued show cause notices to those who were late in office and prepared standard operating procedure (SOP) with timeline to dispose files on time.
She also made efiling mandatory for tracking file and bringing transparency in the system.
The BuckStopper, run by a group of seasoned journalists, holds the powerful accountable. The buck stops with them, as they cannot shrug off their official responsibilities.