Himachal Pradesh Chief Secretary Sudripto Roy,who assumed office two days ago,said on Wednesday that he proposes to make certain significant changes in the role of played by the chief secretary in order to reduce dependence on meetings.
He rather wants to focus more on delivery of services and completion of projects initiated by the government.
Instead of spending time in meetings and video conferences,I have decided to visit at least one district every month to conduct reviews and take decisions on the spot. he told mediapersons.
Roy also proposes to fix one day when Secretariat employees will be allowed to walk into his office without prior appointments and discuss their grievances,including private matters. I will also not like to keep officers waiting outside my chamber. They will be given time whenever needed, he added.
The chief secretary further said that he will make use to new technologies in service delivery. Since this being the last year of the government before it goes to Assembly polls,efforts will be made to ensure that all the schemes and projects started by the government are completed, said Roy.
Asked about the demand for new districts,he said: Smaller districts can perform better as has been experience with Hamirpur and Una districts. However,it is a political call and I comment much. But there should also be cost-benefit analysis before such a decision is taken.
On bureaucrats from the state,he said: If any Himachali officer has completed three years of his deputation in a state,I will write him a personal letter asking him return to Himachal Pradesh.