Siddaramaiah in first meeting with officials: Pull up your socks

In his first meeting with the bureaucracy,Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday called on deputy commissioners and CEOs of districts to make administration more people friendly and promised rewards for efficient officers,including continuance in posts of their choice,and warned slackers of stern punishment.

Written by Johnson T A | Bangalore | Published:May 28, 2013 1:06 am

In his first meeting with the bureaucracy,Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday called on deputy commissioners and CEOs of districts to make administration more people friendly and promised rewards for efficient officers,including continuance in posts of their choice,and warned slackers of stern punishment.

Siddaramaiah and his Cabinet colleagues began a two-day interaction exercise with the bureaucracy on Monday to address the primary agenda of the Congress government to turnaround administration that is perceived to have collapsed under the previous BJP government. The new CM asked officers to get into a mode of resolving people’s issues at the village and district levels without people having to approach ministers and senior officials for solutions.

The government has asked departments like revenue,social welfare,rural development to issue circulars for implementation of various Central schemes that are currently not being utilised correctly. The government is looking to turnaround administration in the shortest possible time in order to be in a position to win as many Parliament seats as possible out of the total of 28 in Karnataka during Lok Sabha polls next year.

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