UP Government Asks Officials To Take Calls Of Public Representatives, Warns Of Action On Failing To Do So
Lucknow, August 9 (TNA) The Uttar Pradesh government has taken a grim view of officials not responding to messages and calls of public representatives. In an order issued by the government, officers of all the departments have been instructed to pick up the calls of the public representatives or call them back later with a message if they are not able to pick up the call under any special circumstances.
The Yogi Government has asked officers who do not pick up the calls of the public representatives (Members of Parliament and Legislators) to follow the courtesy and permissible protocol towards the members of Parliament and Legislature.
Action will be taken on the officers not doing so on priority basis under the relevant provisions. The officers have been given 15 days time by the government to save the mobile numbers of public representatives in their phones. On Tuesday, a member of the Vidhan Sabha had raised this matter before Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in the House, on which Finance Minister Suresh Khanna had assured that strict steps would be taken on this.
In the same sequence, late in the evening, the Additional Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary and Secretary of all the departments have been asked by the government to ensure compliance of the order from all the subordinate officers in this regard.