"We have ensured all fairness and transparency in your appointment. Now you have to exercise the same in the administration," Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said while handing over appointment letters to 97 newly-appointed deputy collectors here on Friday.
Speaking on the occasion, he advised the new officers to solve the problems of the people in a fair and impartial manner.
"The major challenge is to prove ourselves while respecting our democratic system through better dialogue. You all have achieved success by working hard in a fair and transparent manner. The same transparency and fairness should be seen in your actions as well," the chief minister said.
Yogi Adityanath was addressing the appointment letter distribution ceremony for the officers selected through Combined State/Senior Subordinate Services Examination, 2018 organised by the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission.
Extending his best wishes to them, the chief minister said he was feeling happy to receive 97 young and enthusiastic officers and hoped they would perform their duties in furtherance to a better administrative system in the largest state of the country.
Yogi said that most of the young officers would be associated with the training of BDO and some other responsibilities at the district level before getting the opportunity to work independently as SDMs.
"You all have to address the problems of the poor and the farmers. The harder you work in these initial tasks, the better work you will be able to do in the future as the stronger your foundation will be, the stronger the building will be," he said.
Recalling his earlier days as the chief minister, Yogi said his government ensured that there should be no recommendations in any recruitment and the appointments should be made with complete impartiality and transparency.
"While maintaining this honesty, we have given government appointments to more than four lakh people without discriminating on the basis of caste, creed, religion, region and language.
Yogi said that he had gone to Gorakhpur on Thursday and met people there. Ninety per cent of the problems people have are related to revenue. "If the authorities had listened to them, they would not have come to me,'' the CM said and advised the newly appointed officers to listen to the problems at the tehsil level in right earnest.
In this context, he cited his own example as to how he had to run from pillar to post to get his papers in order and expected the same thing should not happen with the general public.
Motivating the young officers, the chief minister said that the public speaks good about the officers who are doing good work.
"All of you are the backbone of governance. If you will work as a backbone, then it is no wonder that the state will become the largest economy in the country. We have come second in Ease of Doing Business. Unemployment rate has come down, per capita income is increasing and the state is making steady progress," he pointed out, exuding confidence that these officers would also contribute significantly in the progress of the state in the coming times.