CM Chouhan to review tiger deaths in Madhya Pradesh; issues ‘selfie alert’ for ministers

Presiding over a first meeting after the cabinet reshuffle on Friday, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed resentment over the recent spate of tiger deaths in the state.
Madhya Pradesh has lost 29 tigers in last 12 months. Chouhan was apparently unhappy with the forest department, which failed to upload details of the tiger deaths on its portal. Now, CM Chouhan has decided to summon the field directors of tiger reserves at the Administration Academy in Bhopal on July 2 for a detailed discussion.
Offering a piece of advice to his newly inducted ministers, CM Chouhan cautioned his new ministers while clicking selfie with the supporters. “Some people with criminal background could misuse the
pictures,” he cautioned ministers.
Issuing model code of conduct, Chouhan asked his ministers to avoid selfies at public places.
As part of Mission 2018, CM Chouhan issued guidelines for his ministers to be followed in letter and spirit.
The guidleines requires ministers to resolve complainants of at least five applicants’ who approach CM Helpline every week, spending time at Mantralaya on every Monday and Tuesday, presenting
quarterly progress report, review of departments’ works by CM, spending two days in charge districts, assessing implementation of schemes in these districts, spending one day in Bhopal reviewing
government schemes through video conferencing and others.
“Clean image and performance could only ensure berth in cabinet,” warned CM Chouhan.