Yogi Adityanath has sprung into action as soon as he became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He has pledged to work for all sections of society without any discrimination. UP CM, who now heads a 47-member Cabinet in the country’s most populous state, has asked bureaucrats to prepare a roadmap for good governance.
The 21st CM of UP was in Delhi and met several central leaders including PM Narendra Modi, Amit Shah and President Pranab Mukherjee. Even though he has five years to fulfil the promises he made in the election manifesto, it seems he is willing to do it all as soon as possible.
In over 75 hours, Yogi Adityanath has taken several major decisions. From cracking down on illegal slaughter houses to anti-romeo squads, here are 10 key decisions that he has taken so far.
- Hours after he became the chief minister, two slaughterhouses were sealed by the authorities. The National Green Tribunal had ordered the closure almost a year ago as ‘reports said that these two slaughterhouses were shown shut on papers but the business was running as usual’.
- After Punjab CM Amarinder Singh, UP CM also shunned the VIP culture in the state, and ordered that no minister will be allowed to use the red beacons atop vehicles.
- The UP CM directed police officers and senior administrative officers to monitor social media more effectively so that police can intervene timely and communal tensions in the state can be avoided.
- The Uttar Pradesh government has issued orders to constitute ‘anti-romeo squad’, which has started working effectively. On hi Day 2 at office, Yogi Adityanath fulfilled this promise and now such squads are doing their work in 11 districts of the Lucknow zone to prevent eve-teasing. Questions are being raised on the working of the squads, therefore, it has been announced that the officers in the squad will receive proper training.
- Adityanath has banned the use of pan and tobacco in government offices, hospitals, colleges and schools. He also banned the use of plastic in government offices. The CM has even made the officials take a ‘swachhata’ (cleanliness) pledge.
- The Chief Minister asked the officials to declare their assets within 15 days after he issued a similar order for his ministers.
- As promised in the BJP’s manifesto, the CM ordered a blanket ban on smuggling of cows and asked the police chiefs to adopt a zero tolerance policy towards those involved in such activities.
- The CM has cautioned all his ministers against making any irresponsible statements that could hurt anyone’s sentiments.
- Yogi Adityanath directed DGP Javed Ahmed to prepare a blueprint for restoring law and order control in the state within 15 days. He called for an end to political intervention as far as administrative matters are concerned.
- The UP CM terminated the services of the non-government advisers, chairmen, deputy chairmen and other members in several departments. The Samajwadi Party had appointed 80 such advisers, who were enjoying the benefits of a minister.
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