Uttar Pradesh (UP) Public Works Department (PWD) and Irrigation Minister Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav said on Thursday that stern action would be taken against lax officials,”however big or small they might be”,days after IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal was suspended ostensibly for ordering demolition of wall of a mosque without following the due process.
“You people complain that officials do not listen to you and when we come on the spot and take action against them,then also questions are raised. Now,stern action would be taken against those officials who are lax and not providing justice to the common people,however big or small they might be”,Yadav told reporters at Gonda.
Asked about the statement of Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Ram Gopal Yadav that the Centre was free to withdraw all the IAS officers from the state,the Minister said,”Samajwadi Party would run the government as per the Constitution,but would take stern action against those officials and employees who do not discharge their duties properly”.
The state Public Works Department (PWD) and Irrigation Minister undertook an aerial survey of Elgin-Charsadi and Bhikaripur Sakraur embankments and reviewed the preparations in the flood-affected areas with the district authorities. He gave an assurance of quick decision on the district administration’s proposal of constructing an embankment to protect 52 villages in Tarabganj tehsil.