Special Correspondent

Says Government employees should be more committed

  • Says services in offices are not up to the mark
  • Collectors should monitor the functioning of offices
  • KOZHIKODE: Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan said here on Monday that Government employees should remember that the people are their masters.

    He was addressing a function after declaring open a mini-civil station at Tamarassery. The employees should bear in mind that they are servants of the people who approach them for benefits announced by the Government. They should work hard to dispel the notion that Government offices are dens of corruption, he said.

    The Chief Minister said Government staff should show more commitment in discharging their duties and implementing Government programmes.

    Such an attitude was necessary for the Government's welfare programme to have the desired effects, The Chief Minister said.

    Though the Government had provided the employees with computers and better buildings, the services available at Government offices had not improved, he said. Mr. Achuthanandan said District Collectors and other senior officials should closely monitor the working of Government departments.

    Warns of action

    ``The Government will not allow land-grabbers to encroach on public land anywhere in the State as we are committed to protecting the State's soil, water, hills and rocks,'' he said, inaugurating a Martyrs' Square at Onchiyam near here.

    Asserting that the Government would not show any leniency to encroachers in Munnar in Idukki district, Mr. Achuthanandan said it was awaiting the preliminary report of the Principal Secretary, Revenue to take necessary action.