Prakash Adhikari, Gangtok :
Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling declared that the government will constitute a committee under the Chairmanship of the Chief Secretary of the state to restructure the cadre of various services of the state at par with the State Civil Service.
The committee will submit the report to the government within three months, Chamling said. He was addressing the officers of the state government at Manan Kendra today. The Chief Minister is addressing series of meetings with the employees of the state at Manan Kendra, Gangtok from 13th to 16th September. While addressing the officers of the state government he also highlighted various schemes implemented by the government for the betterment of the government officers and employees and said that the government employees should also reciprocate in the same manner towards the welfare of the people for whom them have been paid. Our government has always kept the interest of the government employees in our mind, the Chief Minister said.
In his address to the government officers the Chief Minister also talked about the administrative weakness in the government like poor monitoring in the system leading to poor quality of execution which is creating great loss to the government as well as to the people for whom the schemes of the government are being implemented. In this regard he also urged the officers to frequently visit the villages so that they are well acquainted with the problems faced by the people of the villages. This will also guide the government officials in their implementing process, he added. Talking about the coordination and cooperation amongst various departments of the state government the Chief Minister said that proper coordination and cooperation will avoid overlapping and duplicacy in the schemes being implemented. He also talked about the lack of responsibility and ownership amongst the fellow officers which is hampering the work culture in the state and asked the officers to fix the responsibility and accountability amongst the fellow officers and staff in the department.
The Chief Minister further said that international environment has come to our state for which our officers and employees should be well equipped. In this regard the Chief Minister encouraged the officers to go for exposure visit outside the country and learn from the outside world inorder to adapt themselves with the international environment.
The Chief Minister also spoke on the proper implementation of Single Window System in the establishment of the state government which will benefit the people of the state and urged the officers to give due hearing and proper justification to the needs and aspirations of the people of the state. He also asked the officers to be in the office during the office hours so that the people find the officers and staff in the office when they come for their work to be done and fix day for the meetings amongst the officers and staff after 2 pm preferably on Thursday and Friday. He also asked the officers to motivate the staff of the department to work for the state and its people and encourage team work at work place.
The Chief Minister during his address expressed his dissatisfaction over the inordinate delay in the pace of progress in the implementation various projects sanctioned after the 18th September 2011 earthquake and asked the officers to be very proactive in implementation of such projects in the interest of the state.
Earlier the representatives of various service organizations placed their written representations before the Chief Minister.