Governor for strict action against 'corrupt elements'

Governor Satya Pal Malik Tuesday reviewed the functioning of government departments at a high-level meeting here and called for strict against “corrupt elements”.

The Governor appreciated the working of officers and observed that he has “full faith” in capabilities of officers in running the affairs of the state in an efficient and transparent manner, an official spokesman said in a statement.

Malik directed the administrative secretaries to take strict action against irregularities and corruption and emphasised that those responsible should be proceeded against without any fear or favour, the statement read.

While reviewing the preparedness of public health engineering and power development departments ahead of the summer season, the Governor directed the concerned officials to put in place a dependable mechanism to facilitate adequate electric and water supply to the consumers.

“Governor directed the health authorities to provide effective healthcare services to the people by ensuring optimum utilisation of all the available resources,” the statement read.

Expressing his concern for pendency in disposal of grievances received at the governor’s grievance cell and grievance cell at governor’s secretariat, he Governor advised the officers to take stock of grievances pertaining to their departments and ensure timely redressal of complaints through the nodal officers of the departments under their control, the statement read.

“Governor advised the administrative secretaries to regularly review the functioning of their respective departments and ensure prompt and efficient public service delivery. Advisors and chief secretary made some valuable suggestions on productive and result-oriented measures for improving efficiency of the departments,” it read.

Khurshid A Ganai, Kewal Krishan Sharma and K Skandan—advisors to the Governor—BVR Subrahmanyam, chief secretary; Umang Narula, principal secretary to the Governor,  administrative secretaries of various government departments and other concerned officers were present in the meeting.