Arunachal CM warns officials who fail in duty to face stern action

| Updated: Jul 30, 2017 18:52 IST

Itanagar [Arunachal Pradesh], July. 30 (ANI): Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister (CM) Pema Khandu on Saturday issued a strict instruction to government officials to perform their duties or face stern action leading to their termination from job. The Chief Minister had called a coordination meeting of Panchayat leaders and government officials from the district. He observed that benefits of several welfare schemes were not percolating to ground due to bureaucratic issues ;therefore, asked the government officials to do their work sincerely, as their performance reflects on the conduct of the elected officials. The Chief Minister said, since he became the CM, the state government has done whatever the government employees had demanded for -- from implementing the 7thpay commission to enhancing the retirement age to 60. He also stated that the government had agreed on several benefits for government employees, including the benefit of receiving highest salary in the Northeast. Khandu stated that he expected output from the government employees on a scale, to the benefits they receive. "I work for 15-20 hours in a day and expect our government employees to work at least 8-9 hours for welfare of the people," he added. During the meeting, Khandu discussed several issues of the district including land compensation, drinking water, health, sanitation, and on performance of the officials. He asked the head of the department not to leave the district without prior permission or face consequences of their action. On receipt of complaint on one government employee absenting from duty despite several show cause notices, Khandu asked the Deputy Commissioner to issue necessary suspension/termination order. The meeting was attended by Tawang MLA Tsering Tashi, ZPC Chairperson Jambey Tsering, panchayat leaders, and head of the departments including officials from various departments. (ANI)