Yogi to call bureaucrats on landline to check their presence in office

Yogi to call bureaucrats on landline to check their presence in office

Cell phones will no longer be able to bail out bureaucrats in Uttar Pradesh if they were not physically present in their offices during the time fixed for meeting common people. Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath could call them on their landline numbers to check if they were physically present there or not.

The officials, who fail to answer their calls on landline, would have to explain their absence and it ''better be good'' lest ''punitive action'' should follow.

''The chief minister has asked the police and civil administration officials to sit in their offices between nine and eleven and meet the common people without fail.....he (CM) may call the officials on their landline numbers to check their presence,'' said an official spokesman here on Friday.

The spokesman warned that punitive action would be taken against the officials, who were found to be absent. ''There must be proper explanation for their absence,'' he added.

The spokesman said that if the number of complaints received from a district increased, it would mean that the officials there were not performing their job efficiently. ''Such officials may be asked to explain their conduct,'' he added.

 The measure has been taken in view of reports that the district officials often reached their offices late as a result of which the common people have to face a lot of problems. ''The officials remain at their homes and use their cell phones to give the impression that they are present in their offices,'' said a senior minister here.

The new directives were likely to put the bureaucrats, who had complained they were not getting enough time to sleep as the chief minister worked late into the nights, further on their toes.

Since assuming charge of the state, Adityanatah has kept the officials busy with preparation of presentations of their respective departments to be shown to the chief minister.

UP deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya also recently told the officials that Yogi had a dream and dreams came true only when they did not allow us to sleep.

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