Kerala

Pinarayi Vijayan tells govt. employees to clear pending files within three months

File photo of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan chairing a review meeting at the government secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram

File photo of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan chairing a review meeting at the government secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

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The Chief Minister calls to improve administrative efficiency, cut red tapism; moots better team work, quick decision making

Reminding government employees of their social commitment, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has sought their support to improve administrative efficiency and cut red tapism.

“Every official is bound to ensure the smooth functioning of projects critical to the development of the State. Employees have to realise that any delay in clearing files would impact on the development process and prevent citizens from accessing benefits. Policy decisions should be driven by social commitment,” he said while presiding over a meeting of officials at the Secretariat here on Monday to clear pending files.

He said any improvement in the functioning of the Secretariat would reflect on the entire administrative machinery.

A new work culture

Pointing out that the slowdown in the agricultural and industrial sectors was affecting the development of the State, Mr. Vijayan said the situation called for a major thrust on infrastructure projects. Eliminatingred tapism is critical for timely completion of projects, he said.

The Chief Minister stressed the need for a new work culture focussing on team work and quick decision-making to avoid accumulation of files. “The government wants the Civil Services to be an efficient and responsive machinery. Employees have to introspect why this has not been achieved so far.”

On cellphone usage

Mr. Vijayan directed officials to ensure that they were present in office during the visiting time for citizens. He warned them against using mobile phones for entertainment and recreational purposes during working hours.

The process of training and capacity building of employees would be stepped up to improve the quality of service delivery.

He also issued instructions to clear as many pending files as possible over the next three months.

Chief Secretary Tom Jose, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister V.S.Senthil and General Administration Principal Secretary Biswanath Sinha were present.

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