Bengaluru Sep 12: Officials in district and taluk centers should not work from home. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah gave a clear instruction to the officials that they should work being available in the office.
He was speaking at the meeting of District Commissioners and Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officers held today in the conference hall of Vidhana Soudha.
Officers should reside at headquarters and should be available to serve the people. Officials should be either in office or on tour. Do not sit at home and work. Work from home is not allowed. The government will not tolerate if people suffer due to this.
There are also complaints from the public, MLAs and ministers that the officials are not available on phone calls. This is not good. Be it from the Chief Minister's office, Ministers, MLAs or common people,you should respond to the calls. The CM instructed that all the MLAs irrespective of the party should follow the protocol without fail.
Officers should work with compassion. People without humanity should not enter public service. He warned that it will not be tolerated if the government gets a bad name due to negligence and impudence of the officers.
*Harassment to farmers by private lenders and banks will not be tolerated*
251 farmer suicide cases have been reported in the state and only 174 cases have been resolved. The rest of the cases should be disposed early and compensation should be distributed. Delay in this regard is not right.
Private money lenders should be monitored after drought is declared. The CM suggested that the banks should ensure that farmers are not harassed.
Facilities are provided to the officers with the intention to respond to the people's problems at once and work better.
If you work well, the government will get a good name. If you doesn't, it will get a bad name. Officers should change their attitude, the chief minister warned.
Doctors are not available in the health department. Para-medical personnel are playing the role of doctors and writing prescriptions and this should not happen. Doctors should remain in the headquarters and respond to the problems of the people, he said