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Chief secretary rolls out ‘Mission on Delivering Governance’.

Chief secretary BVR Subrahmanyam on Monday set into motion the ‘Mission on Delivering Governance’, aimed at reinforcing efficiency, transparency and fairness in administration and ensuring speedy redress of public grievances.

Speaking at a meeting of the administrative secretaries at the secretariat, the CS said, “Efficiency and transparency in administration should be our first priority to ensure that the common masses get accessible, accountable governance.”

The CS asked the secretaries to immediately bring to the notice of the government any matter, in their respective departments, which has the potential to adversely impact upon the delivery of public services.

“The administrative secretaries should clearly indicate the genesis of the issue and required measures to initiate speedy redressal,” he said and added the administrative secretary concerned will be personally accountable in all such matters.

He said, as the State Administrative Council (SAC) meetings have been fixed for every Wednesday, the administrative secretaries will submit by 4 pm every Monday, the agenda along with the press release to the General Administration Department (GAD) through the advisors concerned for consideration of the SAC.

Regarding rationalisation of tours by the administrative secretaries, the CS directed that all administrative secretaries will work out a calendar so as to balance their commitments within the state and official tours outside J&K.

To ensure attendance of employees, administrative secretaries have been asked to analyse the biometric attendance reports of the employees in their respective departments and submit status note to the GAD on a daily basis. “The administrative secretaries should, in their status report, clearly indicate the total number of employees marking attendance, number of employees not marking the attendance and number of employees on leave with valid reasons,” he said adding that the regular attendance of officers/officials in their respective departments is key to speedy redress of public grievances.

Regarding cancellation of the attachment of employees, the administrative secretaries have been directed to certify compliance of the circular issued by the Government in this regard and submit a report to the GAD by 16-07-2018.

The CS also sought information regarding engagement of consultants by various departments in light of the instructions issued.

The CS directed all government departments and public-sector enterprises should route their advertisements to the print and electronic media through the information department only.

Regarding extended Gram SwarajAbhiyan, the administrative secretary, rural development and panchayati raj was asked to submit a to-date status note.

All inter-departmental committees comprising administrative secretaries of different departments should be constituted under the orders of the GAD, as required, under the J&K Government Business Rules.

The administrative secretaries were further asked to immediately set-up six dedicated cells in their respective departments in light of the SAC decision to address the issues in a time-bound manner.

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