Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday presented a detailed road map for the state for the next five years with sector-specific projects and plans.
Addressing a press conference after the first Cabinet meeting, Pinarayi Vijayan, who sworn in as the CM for the second term today, said, “We are committed to fully implementing the 50-point programmes and fulfilling the 900 promises mentioned in the LDF manifesto.”
“The first Cabinet meeting has taken an important decision to achieve the goal of extreme poverty alleviation. The Secretaries of the Local Government Department have been directed to conduct a detailed survey in this regard to determine the distress factors and submit suggestions for mitigation,” he said.
“This Government is committed to implementing a variety of projects to achieve the broader goal of housing for all. The government will enact legislation to prevent the loss of accommodation through foreclosure proceedings,” he said.
“A committee comprising of Additional Chief Secretary – Finance, Additional Chief Secretary – Planning and the expert lawyer has been directed by the Cabinet to study the issue and submit a report by July 15. Further steps will be initiated based on that report”, he added.
The Chief Secretary, the Local Self Government Secretary and the Secretary, Department of Women and Child Welfare have been tasked to formulate a scheme that will ease the workload of housewives through a smart kitchen project and also protect the women engaged in domestic work.
The Kerala Development and Innovation Strategic Council (K-DISC) has been entrusted to submit a report by July 15 on the guidelines to employ 20 lakh educated persons.
The government will launch a scheme on October 2 to offer all government services at the doorstep of the citizens. The project will be finalised by a committee comprising IT Secretary and IT experts.
A committee was appointed to implement the expansion of e-office and e-file systems. The Cabinet also decided to set up a Grievance Redressal Committee headed by a senior IAS officer for promoting ease of doing business.
“We will take a stand that upholds the vision of a secular socialist republic. Let me use this opportunity to declare once again that the Government is committed to the Constitution and the people of this country. We request the support of all people for this,” he added.