Announcing performance-based assessment of government officers, particularly BDOs, and widening the scope of promotion, the West Bengal government on Saturday announced ‘BDO Ratna’ awards.
“We want to make our administration pro-people and pro-development and with that end, I would like to announce that henceforth there will be proper and regular assessment of performances of officers to make them more accountable to the administration,” Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said after a meeting with WBCS officers, BDOs, SDOs here.
Noting that there was no proper evaluation of BDOs, who ‘worked under severe constraints’, the Chief Minister announced ‘BDO Ratna Puraskar’ for them. Amidst applause, she announced increase in allowance for BDOs and nodal officers.
“There will be serious assessment of performances of the officers in the State’s backward areas. I would like to advise them to concentrate more on their job. Good work will be properly rewarded,” she said regretting that good work was not appreciated in the past.
There should be link between district magistrates, superintendents of police, BDOs and ICs of police stations, she said.
Ms. Banerjee said that her government was contemplating creating four to five more districts in the State for ensuring development, infrastructure and more funds for planned development.