Bangalore: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is understood to have been compiling a report on the performance of each of his ministerial colleague to be submitted to the party high command shortly.
The Chief Minister’s Office has started collecting information about the ministers with the help of department heads and district in-charge secretaries.
The performance will be assessed based on the number of review meetings held by each minister, implementation of budgetary programmes and schemes and file clearance, sources said.
Sources said Siddaramaiah’s move was aimed at projecting himself as a proactive leader. Moreover, he wants to spike KPCC president G Parameshwara’s plans to conduct a separate assessment of the government’s performance.
The State Congress president has been critical of the Siddaramaiah government, and he had recently termed Anna Bhagya scheme a blunder.
Parameshwara, who has been lobbying for the post of deputy chief minister, had announced that he would commission an independent agency to assess the performance of the ministers before the Lok Sabha polls.
But Siddaramaiah, who was against it, managed to convince the high command that the assessment would affect the party’s prospects in the polls and got it postponed.
The Siddaramaiah government has completed one year and five months in office.Sources said Siddaramaiah would also prevail upon the high command to use his own performance report as the basis for either revamping the ministry or reshuffling the portfolio, as and when the central leadership decides to do it.
This apart, the State Congress leaders are said to be toying with the idea of appointing chairmen and members to boards and corporations for a period of 20 months in order to accommodate as many party workers.
The government still has 42 months in office.
The party has received close to 10,000 applications for the appointments.