MP chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday came down heavily on whistleblowers and RTI activists, saying some of them are dirty (kuchh gande hote hai) when you look into their lives.
At the inaugural ceremony of the service meet of IAS Officers Association, Chouhan said media keeps waiting for spicy news and publishes stuff regarding allegations following which the matter is probed for some years. But, till then, the respect of the person against whom the allegations were levelled is maligned, chief minister said.
Chouhan showered praises on state’s bureaucracy, saying the officers are among the best in the country.
“Credit for remarkable agriculture growth rate, leading growth rate and successful implementation of schemes such as Ladli Laxmi Yojna goes to the employees and officers of the state,” he said but sounded caution that all the responsibilities of administrative services were important.
“There is no need for pity and sympathy… Adopt zero tolerance towards corruption. Honour those who fight with injustice. Culprits should be punished and innocent should not be harassed,” he said.
The chief minister said there should be no unnecessary delay in public welfare works and decisions. He said the administrative service is the work to rebuild a state. “Without getting affected by success or failure, accept challenges. Work continuously with patience. Do not fly high being successful and do not hide face in case of failure”, he said.
Chouhan said administrative services are commitment of life towards public welfare. “This is not a profession but mission,” he said.
Talking about the aim of the meet held at RCVP Naronha Administration and Management Academy, chief secretary BP Singh said cultural and amusement activities during the meet eliminate hesitation among the officers and develop understanding.
“Moreover, it increases mutual respect and affection,” he said.
President of Association RS Julaniya said new relations develop in the environment of casual cooperation and mutuality during the meet.