In the midst of complaints by several junior ministers about non-allocation of works by their seniors, Minister of State for Home Ajay Maken on Tuesday came out in defence of his senior colleague P Chidambaram saying he was more than happy with the task he was getting.
Reacting to various queries about the work allotment and relation vis-a-vis the Cabinet minister, Maken said he was more than happy and satisfied as far as his relations with Chidambaram was concerned.
Regarding the issue of quantum of work allotted, he said his hands were full and the best way to get work and responsibilities allocated was by consistently proving one's ability and integrity to perform, which in turn goes on to instill confidence in not only the senior minister but the bureaucracy as well.
"The growth in quantum of work allocated and responsibilities delegated is directly proportional to the growth in confidence thus generated," he said in a statement.
Maken's comment came following reports that several ministers of state have complained to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who held a meeting with all junior ministers today, that they were not getting adequate works from their senior colleagues.