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Wake-up call for latecomers at APC office

BAD DAYS are ahead for latecomers and shirkers in APC office that commands control 15 major and important departments. There will be ?good morning? call every day from APC office between 9.30 am and 10.30 am to ensure attendance in office. Agriculture production commissioner Anis Ansari has issued this order, which will be effective from April 24 to ensure the attendance of special secretaries and section officers on phone.

india Updated: Apr 21, 2006 00:56 IST

BAD DAYS are ahead for latecomers and shirkers in APC office that commands control 15 major and important departments. There will be “good morning” call every day from APC office between 9.30 am and 10.30 am  to ensure attendance in office. Agriculture production commissioner Anis Ansari has issued this order, which will be effective from April 24 to ensure the attendance of special secretaries and section officers on phone.

Moves are also afoot at the DGP headquarters to weed out unwanted police personnel who hardly have any work. 

Talking to Hindustan Times here on Thursday, Ansari said his staff would be calling special secretaries and section officers to say “good morning”. Ansari said this was a simple way to ensure presence of officers in time. He said if special secretaries and section officers were punctual, others would follow them.

However, it was not a new exercise for Ansari, known as a stickler of rules. Ansari said wherever he was posted, he ensured presence of officers in time.

Before being appointed as APC, Ansari had introduced this system in the Labour Department. He claimed there was good response to the system. However, secretaries and principal secretaries have been spared of “good morning” system.

Since the problem of attendance was at the lower level, calling special secretary could help solve the problem.

On the other side, newly appointed DGP Bua Singh, apart from launching a drive to control crime, embarked upon an exercise at the DGP headquarters to know the work and utility of each employee. DIG GP Sharma was assigned the task of checking the work schedule of the employees. There was a feeling at the DGP headquarters that large number of police personnel had been posted there without any significant assignment.

While the exercise caused flutter among the employees, it could result into shifting of extra staff to other places. Attachment to the DGP headquarters was also a major problem. These personnel were more interested in passing out information to officers than doing their duty. “There had been instances when even secret information had been passed on to SPs in districts”, said an officer.