CHAMLING BEGINS MEETING SERIES WITH GOVT OFFICERS
GANGTOK, 13 Sept [IPR]: Chief Minister Pawan Chamling today declared a committee will be constituted under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary to restructure the cadre of various services of the state at par with the State Civil Service. This committee will submit the report to the government within three months, he informed. He was addressing a special meeting with officers of the State government at Manan Kendra today.
The Chief Minister is addressing a series of meetings with employees of the state at Manan Kendra, Gangtok starting today and scheduled to continue till 16 September. In the audience today were gazetted officers including Account Officers and above, Under Secretaries and above and Deputy Superintendents of Police and above. On Friday, he will be meeting Office Superintendents, Head Assistants, Senior Accountants, LDCs, UDCs, Muster Roll and Work-Charged employees. Likewise, all Principals, Headmasters and the officers of the rank of AEOs and above are scheduled to meet the CM on 15 September and then the Chief Minister will be addressing all engineers starting from JEs upto the Principal Chief Engineers from civil, mechanical and electronic wings.
While addressing the officers today, the CM also highlighted various schemes implemented by the government aimed for the betterment of the government officers and employees and said that the government employees should also reciprocate the gesture with the same earnestness towards the welfare of the people for whose service they are paid handsome salaries. “Our government has always kept the interest of the government employees in our mind,” the Chief Minister said.
In his address, the Chief Minister also talked about the administrative weaknesses in the government like poor monitoring leading to poor quality of execution which is creating great loss to the government as well as to the people for whom the schemes of the government are being implemented.
In this regard, he also urged the officers to frequently visit the rural areas so that they are well acquainted with the problems faced by the people of the villages. This will also guide the government officials in the implementing process, he stressed.
About coordination and cooperation among various departments of the state government the Chief Minister stressed that proper coordination and cooperation will avoid overlapping and duplication in the schemes being implemented. He also talked about the lack of responsibility and missing sense o ownership among the officers which were hampering the work culture in the state and asked the officers to fix responsibility and accountability amongst fellow officers and staff in the department.
The Chief Minister further said that an international environment has come to Sikkim for which the officers and employees should be well equipped. In this regard the Chief Minister encouraged the officers to go for exposure visits outside the country and learn from the outside world in order to adapt themselves to the international environment.
The Chief Minister also spoke on proper implementation of the Single Window System in the establishment of the state government which will benefit the people of the state and urged the officers to give due hearing and proper justification to the needs and aspirations of the people of the state.
He also asked the officers to be in office during office hours so that the people find the officers and staff in the office when they come for their work to be done and a fix day for meetings amongst the officers and staff after 2 pm preferably on Thursday and Friday. He also asked the officers to motivate the staff of the department to work for the state and its people and encourage team work at work place.
The Chief Minister also expressed dissatisfaction over the inordinate delay in the pace of progress in the implementation various projects sanctioned after the 18 September 2011 Earthquake and asked the officers to be more proactive in implementation of such projects in the interest of the state.
Earlier, the representatives of various service organizations placed written representations before the Chief Minister.