Governor advises Secretaries to ensure accountable functioning

Governor advises Secretaries to ensure accountable functioning
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Ishtyaq Ahmad

Srinagar, Jun 20: Directing secretaries to personally review and ensure prompt and efficient delivery of various public services to the people, the Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohara Wednesday urged the officials to provide “clean and efficient services” to the people of the state.
Top sources in the Raj Bahawan said that immediately after imposition of governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir, the governor spoke to senior officers of the Civil, Police, and other departments and discussed various developmental and other important issues.
Sources said that the Governor cautioned that complaints regarding delays, irregularities and corruption must be dealt with most sternly and those responsible should be proceeded against without any fear or favour.
Sources further said that the Governor asked the Chief Secretary to urgently have prepared department wise lists of all pending cases and personally monitor to ensure that every important matter was timely disposed of and all cases which required higher level approvals should be sent to the Governor.
“The responsibility of the administration has increased in the absence of an elected government. It is, therefore, your duty to provide clean, efficient and be acceptable to the people,” the Governor said, while speaking to the senior officers of the government.
“It is our duty to plug all the loopholes and resolve all problems on time-bound bases,” he said, adding, “people have high expectations and we should not let them down. We must show better performance on all fronts”.
Sources said that the Governor urged them to ensure punctuality in attendance of all staff and their working in a completely professional manner.
The Governor directed the heads of various departments to work tirelessly for the welfare of the state.
“Services to people are to be improved on a priority basis. I do not need to tell and I do not want to tell you. What I need is better results on the ground from all of you,” he said.
He said that concrete steps should be taken by the administration regarding the effective redressal of grievances.
The Governor also desired that accountability should be fixed at all levels to ensure that the problems of the people are solved in a time-bound manner.
It is to mention here that immediately after receiving President of India’s approval, Governor N.N. Vohra Wednesday issued the Proclamation to impose Governor’s Rule in the State under section 92 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir.
Sources said that Governor held discussions with B.B. Vyas Chief Secretary and identified the major tasks which shall require to be dealt with on a strict time bound basis.