தமிழகத்தில் தாம் பெருமையும் திருப்தியும் கொள்ளும் அளவுக்கு, சட்டம் ஒழுங்கு சீராக இருப்பதாக, முதல்வர் ஜெயலலிதா தெரிவித்தார்.
முதல்வர் ஜெயலலிதா தலைமையில், மாவட்ட ஆட்சித் தலைவர்கள் மற்றும் காவல்துறை அதிகாரிகள் மாநாடு, இன்று முதல், வரும் 13-ஆம் தேதி வரை, சென்னை தலைமைச் செயலகத்தில் நடைபெறுகிறது.
இம்மாநாட்டின் முதல் நாளான இன்று, துவக்க உரையாற்றிய முதல்வர் ஜெயலலிதா, மக்களின் வளர்ச்சிக்கும், நலனுக்காகவும் அரசு எடுத்து வரும் அனைத்து திட்டங்களையும் உரிய முறையில் சென்றடையவும், நல்ல நிர்வாகத்தை தொடர்ந்து வழங்கவும், மாவட்ட நிர்வாகம் முழுமையாக ஒத்துழைப்பு வழங்க வேண்டும் என வேண்டுகோள் விடுத்தார்.
கடந்த முறை நடைபெற்ற மாவட்ட ஆட்சியர் மாநாட்டில் தாம் அறிவித்த 346 அறிவிப்புகளில், 332 திட்டங்கள் செயல்படுத்தப்பட்டுள்ளதாகவும் முதல்வர் தெரிவித்தார்.
சட்டம் ஒழுங்கு சீராக உள்ளது:
தமிழகத்தில் சட்டம், ஒழுங்கை பாதுகாக காவல்துறைக்கும், மாவட்ட நிர்வாகங்களுக்கும் பூரண சுதந்திரமும், மட்டற்ற ஆதரவும் அளித்து வருவதாக முதல்வர் ஜெயலலிதா கூறியுள்ளார். இதனாலேயே தமிழகத்தில் சட்டம் ஒழுங்கு சீராக இருப்பதாகவும், இது குறித்து தாம் பெருமையும் திருப்தியும் கொள்வதாக தெரிவித்தார்.
மேலும், பல முறை முயற்சித்தும் தமிழகத்தில் மாவோயிஸ்டு பயங்கரவாதிகள் கால் பதிக்க முடியாது என்ற முதல்வர், மக்கள் தேவைகளை அரசு பூர்த்தி செய்வதே இதற்குக் காரணம் என்றார்.
வகுப்புவாதக் கலவரங்கள், மதவாதக் கலவரங்களை தமிழகத்தில் தூண்ட நினைப்பவர்களை அரசு இரும்புக்கரம் கொண்டு ஒடுக்கும் என்றார்.
மாநாட்டில் அமைச்சர்கள், அனைத்து மாவட்ட ஆட்சித்தலைவர்கள், காவல்துறை கண்காணிப்பாளர்கள், அரசு துறை செயலாளர்கள், காவல்துறை உயரதிகாரிகள் ஆகியோர் பங்கேற்றுள்ளனர்.
நாளை மாவட்ட ஆட்சித் தலைவர்களுக்கான கூட்டமும், 13-ம் தேதி, காவல்துறை அதிகாரிகளுக்கான கூட்டமும் நடைபெறுகிறது.
இன்று தமிழக முதல்வர் நிகழ்த்திய துவக்க உரை முழுவதும் (ஆங்கிலத்தில்):
Director General of Police,
Secretaries to Government,
Senior Police Officers,
Commissioners of Police,
Heads of Departments,
Superintendents of Police, and
Other officers of the Government,
I am very happy to be present amongst you today on the
occasion of the Third Annual Conference of Collectors and Police
Officers, since my Government assumed office in May 2011. We are
at a mid-way point through the tenure of this Government and it
presents us with a good opportunity to take stock of the remarkable
progress we have made so far and plan our future course of action.
It is also an opportunity to reinvigorate and re-energize ourselves to
sustain the high levels of performance and achievement and realize
our dream of making Tamil Nadu the Numero Uno State in India.
2. When I look back at the State’s achievements over the past
two and a half years, there is a sense of fulfilment about what has
been achieved in every sphere of administration. This Government
has formulated and launched a number of schemes for the welfare
of the poor and downtrodden in order to provide them the basic
requirements of food, clothing and shelter, schemes for the
development of women, children and other vulnerable sections of
Society, for the development of infrastructure in order to enhance
investment and growth, to enhance the quality of education in the
State, to provide better health care, and to improve skills to boost
employment. The State has consistently won awards and
accolades at the national level for good performance in
a range of schemes and sectors. All of this has been enabled by
three factors – the vision and leadership that has been provided,
the exemplary and flawless maintenance of public order, which
forms the bedrock for effective administration for the people to
prosper and finally the dedicated efforts of Government officials at
3. However, we should not rest on our laurels or become
complacent. The same level of performance must continue to be
maintained and in fact, has to be stepped up even further.
The time horizon for realising the Vision Tamil Nadu 2023, which
I had unveiled is now just 10 years away. The major outcomes that
I had envisioned for the State to reachby 2023 are by no means,
easy goals that can be achieved with a business as usual approach.
I have always believed that setting stretch targets and difficult goals
is the best way to inspire greater effort. My Government has
commenced the implementation of many schemes to achieve these
goals. I must stress here that the role of the field officers is
extremely crucial in converting that vision into reality.
4. The first and most vital function of the State is the
maintenance of public order and ensuring the protection of its
citizens. The ability of my Government to understand and empathise
with the just and fair expectations of the people of the State on
critical issues, has been one of the most important reasons for the
proper maintenance of public order in Tamil Nadu. It requires the
administration at the local level to be sensitive to ground realities.
District Administration in Tamil Nadu is being run in this manner,
thanks to close supervision and monitoring from above and positive
response to public expectations that manifests itself from below.
5. So far as the maintenance of law and order is concerned,
it is a matter of pride and satisfaction to all of us present here that
Tamil Nadu has largely been free of communal, left wing extremist,
and religious fundamentalist violence. This is because
I have given the Police Force and the District Administration a free
hand and unstinting support in maintaining law and order. I would
like to reiterate that the Government will not spare anyone who
tries to whip up communal passions and create caste tensions.
The Police and the District Administration have been given a clear
and unambiguous mandate to put down anti social elements with an
6. Although persistent attempts have been made by Maoists to
strike roots in the State, they have been denied a foothold by
ceaseless vigilance, particularly in the tri-junction area between
Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala, where intelligence inputs had
indicated that Naxalites were likely to try to establish their
presence. Similarly, firm action has been taken to quell the activities
of some front organizations espousing left wing extremist ideology
and attempting to build up a mass base. One primary reason for the
frustration of left wing extremists at not succeeding in their mission
is that the Administration in the State is responsive to the needs of
the public. People do not have to look up to anti-constitutional
forces for redressal of genuine grievances, when the political and
administrative machineries are able to provide relief. In tackling the
menace of left wing extremism an understanding and responsive
administration and developmental measures have a big role in
supplementing Police action.
7. The humanitarian problem of Sri Lankan Tamils being
treated as second class citizens in their own land in post ethnic
conflict Sri Lanka and failure to hold the Sri Lankan regime to
account for acts of genocide in the closing stages of the civil war
are major emotive issues in our State. The Government of India’s
insensitive handling of the issue continues to compound the
problem. However, the fallout of this serious issue within
Tamil Nadu has been effectively handled through deft and tactful
8. The continuing unprovoked, dastardly and murderous
attacks by the Sri Lankan Navy upon innocent fishermen from
Tamil Nadu, while in pursuit of their livelihood in their traditional
fishing waters in the Palk Bay and their indiscriminate arrests, have
agitated the entire fisherfolk community in Tamil Nadu.
I have repeatedly written to the Prime Minister protesting against
these attacks and seeking his intervention to end them. I have also
written several times to the Prime Minister emphasizing that
a permanent solution to the problem can be found only by retrieving
Indian sovereignty over the island of Kachatheevu, which was
permanently ceded to Sri Lanka in 1974 without the requisite
mandate of Parliament. I have taken up the matter in my personal
capacity by filing a Writ Petition before the Supreme Court of India
in 2008. The Government of Tamil Nadu has subsequently
impleaded itself through the Revenue Department, after a
Resolution was passed in the Legislative Assembly in 2011.
The stand of my Government is that Katchatheevu has been a part
of India, geographically, culturally and historically and needs to be
retrieved, keeping in view the livelihood interests and security of
lakhs of Tamil Nadu fishermen. I am hopeful of a positive verdict in
this matter in the Supreme Court of India.
9. I have always been passionate about securing the goal of
true gender equity in Tamil Nadu. As a result of my efforts,
Tamil Nadu has emerged as a State where women feel safe and
secure. Impelled by the need to have an even more effective and
stronger framework to protect women from sexual violence, I had
announced a fresh set of measures - a bold and innovative
‘Thirteen Point Plan’. As more and more instances of sexual
violence are being reported across the Country, it is very important
to continue to keep Tamil Nadu free of this scourge. I request all of
you to be extremely vigilant in this aspect and take all
precautionary steps to prevent the occurrence of such incidents in
10. Earlier this year, when Tamil Nadu faced drought
conditions due to the failure of the Monsoons, and the intransigence
of Karnataka in not releasing our rightful share of Cauvery water,
I took the decision to announce Special Relief Packages for the
farmers in the Delta and non Delta areas, at norms much higher
than those prescribed by the Government of India. Funds were
liberally sanctioned for various drought mitigation measures,
including the provision of drinking water in rural and urban areas,
steps to tackle fodder scarcity and taking up works to provide
employment to people in drought affected areas. An amount of
Rs 1,614 crores was sanctioned to enable the farmers in the
drought affected areas to tide over the crisis. I am happy to note
that the Collectors took up the task of providing the drought relief in
right earnest and ensured that the package effectively reached all
the affected persons.
11. My Government is one that speedily responds to its
citizens whenever they are in distress, wherever they may be.
An example of this was the massive rescue effort launched by us to
bring back hundreds of pilgrims from Tamil Nadu who were stranded
in the hilly regions of Uttarakhand, after the torrential rains and
catastrophic floods and landslides in May, 2013.
12. At this point of time, we are still facing uncertain weather
conditions. The receipt of the North-East Monsoon rains have so far
been much below the expected level. I am hopeful that we will still
receive more rain as the season is yet to end. However, as
pro-active administrators, you should be fully geared up to
swing into action in order to counter any kind of unforeseen
weather related distress.
13. In an effort to revive growth in the Agriculture Sector, the
plan allocation for agriculture and allied activities has been
enhanced by 32 per cent to 3340 crore rupees. The strategy is to
intervene in critical areas in need of investment, like agricultural
infrastructure and timely supply of adequate inputs, so as to unlock
the potential of this sector and to empower the farmer to increase
both farm productivity and farm income. Along with the existing
ongoing landmark schemes like System of Rice Intensification,
Transplanted Redgram, Sustainable Sugarcane Initiative and
precision farming to improve productivity, this Government has
taken up many new initiatives. These include the Food Grain Mission
to double food grain production by 2015-16, enhancing locally
available irrigation sources through the creation of 70,000 farm
ponds, provision of Mobile Oil Engines with sprinklers and rain guns
on a rental basis, providing solar powered pump sets with forward
linkages to micro irrigation and improved technologies, farm
mechanization on a massive scale to alleviate the shortage of farm
labour and establishment of aggregation centres for perishable
horticulture commodities on a Hub and Spoke model with
comprehensive post harvest processing and value addition facilities.
The agenda notes contain more details about these interventions
and I look forward to hearing from the Collectors about the steps
taken by them to effectively implement the Government’s
14. In order to augment farm income, the increasing focus will
be on allied activities. I have launched a number of important
initiatives in the Animal Husbandry Sector, including the free
distribution of milch cows, as well as the distribution of goats and
sheep to poor families. I expect that the free milch animal
distribution scheme will significantly step up the procurement of
milk by the co-operatives. Collectors should monitor this aspect
closely and tackle problems such as fodder shortage and the
outbreak of diseases.
15. Tamil Nadu’s Universal Public Distribution System is a
model food security programme which has been commended both
within India and elsewhere. This is a very critical programme, which
requires constant vigil and monitoring so as to ensure that the
benefits continue to reach the deserving persons and to plug
leakages. I urge the Collectors to ensure that the process of
collection of bio-metric information through the National Population
Register is expedited and the State is in a position to issue smart
cards to all families in the State at the earliest.
16. As part of the many measures taken by this Government
to combat price rise, 40 Farm Fresh Consumer Outlets have been
opened in Chennai. Consumers are now able to buy vegetables at
reasonable prices and at the same time farmers get both an
assured market and remunerative prices. Already, 2482 metric
tonnes of vegetables valued at 7.38 crore rupees have been sold
through these Outlets. To ensure sustainable vegetable supply,
10,493 farmers have been provided crop loans of 55.22 crore
rupees for the cultivation of vegetables. I request the District
Collectors to open Farm Fresh Outlets at appropriate locations in
their Districts for the benefit of the public.
17. I congratulate all the Collectors and Police Officers present
here on the smooth completion of the five phases of elections to the
21,027 co-operative institutions in the State in which 2,04,889
persons were elected as Directors of the Boards of the institutions.
This is a historic achievement and will realise the goal of
democratizing the functioning of co-operatives in the State.
18. The rural development schemes designed and undertaken
by this Government have set the benchmark for the highest
standards of infrastructure and quality service delivery in rural areas
which are not found anywhere else in the country. The Chief
Minister’s Solar Powered Green House Scheme is a unique first-ofits-
kind programme, which provides high quality shelter to the rural
poor along with clean energy. The Tamil Nadu Village Habitations
Improvement Scheme (THAI) is a novel scheme that fulfils the
demands of the rural community for all basic infrastructure needs
through micro level planning and ensures the equitable provision of
infrastructure at the habitation level. District Collectors must ensure
that these schemes are properly implemented with the right
selection of beneficiaries and with a convergence approach to
magnify the impact.
19. Cities are engines of growth. You are aware that
Tamil Nadu is the most urbanized large State in the country. Making
our cities livable, attractive and competitive is an area of high
priority for my Government. I have sanctioned the Chennai Mega
City Development Mission with an annual allocation of 500 crore
rupees and the Integrated Urban Development Mission with an
annual allocation of 750 crore rupees to fund urban infrastructure.
Urban growth will no doubt create jobs and fuel prosperity, but mine
is also a compassionate and caring Government. The poor and the
vulnerable in the urban areas are at the forefront of my agenda.
The establishment of Amma Unavagams is a revolutionary
concept, which has changed the paradigm of nutrition for the
poor, just as the Nutritious Midday Meal Programme did
when Puratchi Thalaivar Dr MGR launched it three decades
ago in 1982. The Tamil Nadu Urban Livelihood Mission is yet
another major initiative of this Government to ensure that the urban
poor are able to fully benefit from growth.
20. An "Open Defecation Free State by 2015” is a high
priority goal of this Government. The Government has drawn up a
three year comprehensive plan and launched the scheme for
eradication of open defecation in urban areas since 2011-2012.
The scheme will be continued in 2013-2014 with an outlay of
72.60 crore rupees. This scheme is focusing on increasing public
toilet facilities and IEC activities to sensitize people about the issue.
21. For rural areas, the unit cost of individual toilets has now
been increased to 11,100 rupees per unit. I had started the facility
of Integrated Sanitary Complexes for Women during 2001 to 2004.
These complexes were not maintained between 2006 to 2011 and
became dysfunctional. These complexes have been renovated
during 2011 and 2012 at a cost of 170 crore rupees. With the
success of the scheme of sanitary complexes for women,
the Government is now establishing sanitary complexes for men as
well. I expect the District Collectors to play a very important role in
ensuring that the goal of an Open Defecation Free State is achieved
22. Tamil Nadu has been a front runner in providing Public
Health Care for the poor at affordable costs. This Government has
launched new landmark initiatives, such as the Chief Minister’s
Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme with an annual outlay of
750 crore rupees, which has been a huge success,
and the Menstrual Hygiene Programme with an outlay of 55 crore
rupees. Assistance under the Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddy Maternity
Benefit Scheme has been increased to 12,000 rupees per
beneficiary. With its pioneering schemes, sustained efforts and
infusion of funds in critical areas, Tamil Nadu has already achieved
the Millennium Development Goals of reducing the Maternal
Mortality Rate and Infant Mortality Rate well ahead of time.
The District Collectors should ensure that we continue to achieve
improvement in these important Human Development indicators and
specifically address challenges found in remote and tribal areas.
The State has a wide network of Primary Health Centres, secondary
care facilities and tertiary care super specialty hospitals and medical
colleges so as to take healthcare services to the remotest corners of
the State. The District Collectors should ensure that these facilities
are effectively utilised. In addition to addressing the challenges of
Non Communicable diseases on one side, with the clear cut
guidelines issued by the Government in preventing, controlling
and handling emergent situations, the State has been able to
effectively respond to the challenge of vector borne diseases such
as dengue. Collectors should ensure that the measures put in place
to prevent and control the outbreak of diseases are sustained by
effectively co-ordinating with local bodies, different departments
and the community.
23. Tamil Nadu has provided the best services and
infrastructure to its schools, which has been recognized by the
recently published Education Development Index. The Teacher –
Pupil ratio in Tamil Nadu stands at 1:27 at the primary and upper
primary level which is one of the best in the country.
This Government ensures that school going children are provided
with text books, note books, other stationery items, school
uniforms, transportation facilities and of course the nutritionally
enhanced midday meal. The next focus area for the Government is
the improvement in the quality of education through a number of
measures, so as to ensure that Government funded schools do not
lag behind private schools in the provision of teaching learning
materials and technology. Focused attention is being given to the
weaker sections of Society and education of girls. It would be
pertinent to note that, in the past ten years, the gender gap in
terms of literacy has been reduced substantially and the
Government is committed to completely nullifying illiteracy within
ten years. The District Collectors must also ensure that the benefits
of Government programmes to promote education amongst the
Adi-Dravidars, Tribals, Backward Classes, Most Backward Classes
and Denotified Communities are fully realized by them through the
effective implementation of the scholarship scheme and by ensuring
expeditious construction of new hostel buildings and proper upkeep
and maintenance of the hostels.
24. The State’s flagship scheme of providing laptop computers
to all higher secondary school and college students has the noble
objective of expanding their knowledge and bridging the digital
divide. The provision of fans, mixies and grinders to all poor
households is mainly focused on relieving the drudgery of women
and enabling higher work participation by women. The District
Collectors should carefully monitor the distribution of the laptop
computers, fans, mixies and grinders and ensure that necessary
service facilities are provided.
25. This Government has recently taken a number of
initiatives to expand industrial growth to the backward regions of
the State, especially in Southern Tamil Nadu. In the coming years,
9 new industrial parks will be created in 9 Southern Districts making
available an additional area of 20,650 acres. Special incentives are
being extended to industries for establishing new units in these
parks with a focus on employment and economic uplift of these
Districts. I recently announced a package of measures for the Micro,
Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector since this is another
high priority area to generate employment. The capital subsidy for
plant and machinery of MSMEs has been increased to 25 per cent.
The Small Industries Development Corporation will create a land
bank of 2000 acres for the MSMEs. A single window system has
been established for facilitating business startup procedures. We will
also incentivize aggregation of scattered MSMEs into self-contained
industrial complexes. The District Collectors have a very important
facilitative role to play in the industrial development of their
Districts and they should ensure that the necessary land and other
clearances are made available to promote industrialization.
26. In the last two Conferences of Collectors and
Superintendents of Police, many of you had come up with a number
of proposals and made requests for your respective Districts and
jurisdictions. After carefully considering these requests, I had made
a total of 81 specific announcements at the end of the Conference in
2011, and 346 announcements in 2012, acceding to almost all the
requests made by you. My intention was that you should be
afforded the best possible opportunity and given the
necessary support to effectively provide good governance in
your respective Districts, and to effectively contribute to my
Government’s agenda for growth development and welfare of
the people. I am happy to inform you that, with regard to the
81 announcements made in 2011, the necessary Government
orders have been issued. Out of the 346 announcements
made in 2012, Government orders have been issued
giving effect to 332 announcements. 8 announcements have
been dropped or the implementation postponed because the
matters are sub judice. It is the duty of each one of you present
here to ensure that the policy intent of these announcements are
translated into results on the ground and made meaningful to the
27. We have before us a comprehensive and detailed agenda
covering many key issues, including the maintenance of law and
order, and the whole gamut of developmental programmes. I look
forward to constructive deliberations on the items in the agenda.
I request each of you to make precise, pointed and succinct
presentations. I expect you to benchmark yourselves against the
best standards and practices and to live up to the expectations of
this Government that truly reflects the aspirations of the people.
இயக்குநர், செய்தி மக்கள் தொடர்புத் துறை,
இயக்குநர், செய்தி மக்கள் தொடர்புத் துறை,