Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday came up with a prescription for officers of the state in order to ensure good governance, improve public’s confidence in the government and make Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “sabka saath sabka vikash” slogan a reality.
“It is very important that the officers remain honest in their actions, courteous in their behaviour and compassionate to the needs of the poorest of the poor. People’s confidence in the system can be gained only through committed service,” Sonowal said. He also made it clear that his government believed in zero-tolerance against corruption. Sonowal was speaking at the induction ceremony of the 2016 batch of Assam Civil Service officers at the Assam Administrative Staff College here.
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Sonowal also pointed out that while his government was following the “sabka saath, sabka vikash” mantra, it were ultimately the officers who would have to ensure security and livelihood to the poorest of the poor. “You are young officers and thus have to be more innovative, sincere and hardworking to fulfil the aspirations of the people of the state,” he said.
Asking the newly recruited officers to work diligently to strengthen the administration, Chief Minister Sonowal also said it requires highest degree of intellectual acumen to resolve today’s problems and the new officers must develop an attitude of constant learning to improve their skills and mental ability.
Speaking about his government’s zero-tolerance attitude towards corruption, chief minister Sonowal also cautioned the officers against corrupt practices in their offices. Laying stress on the need for upholding the dignity of labour, Sonowal asked the probationers to regularly interact with the grade IV staff to know about their problems, build a healthy working relationship, and also know the pulse of the common man.