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No religion greater than public service: CM Yogi

Sunday, 18 August 2019 | PNS | Lucknow

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said that no religion was greater than public service and people always remembered a person who does good work.

“People always remember the officers who do good work,” the Chief Minister said on Saturday and sought to inspire government officers by his personal example to serve people. “I work for 17-18 hours every day, I will always be remembered if I do good work,” he said addressing a meeting of members of promoted PCS Officers’ Association at Indira Gandhi Pratishthan here on Saturday.

“There is no greater religion than public service. Being directly connected with the public, the promoted civil service officers can solve the problems of the general public in a better way by discharging their duties,” he said.

He asked the officers to work with commitment as they would not be officers forever.  “Neither will I be chief minister forever nor will you be officers always,” he said. 

The Chief Minister said that the role of all officers was important. “The more gold is put to heat, purer it becomes,” he said while pointing out that the officials would reach their offices at 11 am or even in noon if the government did not put pressure on them.

The Chief Minister said that promotions were being done regularly in the present government. “Our government did not stop promotion of any officer and employee,” he said.

The Chief Minister pointed out that the government had changed many rules so that no employee or officer was harassed and also got timely benefits. He said that one should not relate work to one’s salary.

He said that earlier complaints on the Chief Minister’s grievance portal were disposed of without attending them or even going through them. He said that 90 per cent of the problems of the people were related to revenue and police departments. 

“Till the complainant is not satisfied, the complaint is not considered disposed of. If the general public is satisfied, only then it will be believed that you are doing good work,” he said, adding that unless a competitive atmosphere was created, the officials would not perform to their fullest.

The Chief Minister said the government was striving to provide all facilities to the officers, so that they work with full commitment in resolving the problems of the people.

He, however, rued that despite the state government taking several measures favouring officials, many of them were not reciprocating to the government’s favours with dedicated service to the people.

“The government has given ample opportunity to every officer to prove his/her worth and hog the limelight but majority of the staff is not taking advantage of it,” the Chief Minister quipped, and stressed that all officers should contribute to take the state on the path of rapid development.

He asked the officers to shun trade union style of functioning.

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