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Rajasthan may enforce six-day working week in govt offices soon

Government offices in Rajasthan will soon have a six-day working week to speed up delivery of services to people, chief minister Vasundhara Raje said here on Saturday

jaipur Updated: Oct 07, 2017 19:08 IST
HT Correspondent
Ajmer collector Gaurav Goyal (left) with chief minister Vasundhara Raje in Ajmer on Saturday.
Ajmer collector Gaurav Goyal (left) with chief minister Vasundhara Raje in Ajmer on Saturday. (Deepak Sharma/HT Photo)

Government offices in Rajasthan will soon have a six-day working week to speed up delivery of services to people, chief minister Vasundhara Raje said here on Saturday. At present, government offices in the state have five-day working week.

The chief minister, who ended her three-day tour of Ajmer district on Saturday, made announcement at a meeting with workers the BJP Ajmer unit. A BJP leader, present at the meeting, said: “The announcement could be made after next cabinet meeting.”

Raje, during the visit, held a marathon meeting with party cadres and took feedback about problems faced by people ahead of bypoll in Ajmer Lok Sabha seat in December.

BJP leaders present at the meeting said they told Raje that officials and ministerial staff posted in the district do not come to office on time and leave offices early. Due to this, people are facing problem in getting their work done, they said.

They also told Raje that people complained that in many government offices, officials were not available from Friday afternoon to Monday afternoon and work was not getting done.

“We informed the CM that this is sending wrong message among public and has given an impression that party do not have control over bureaucracy,” said a BJP leader.

Those present in the meeting quoted the chief minister as saying that she has received this complaint from various quarters as well and she will soon fix this problem.

Meanwhile, Sawitri School’s lady teachers, who had gone to meet the CM to raise their problems before her, were turned away by police.

They were locked up in a nearby empty plot and were released only after two hours after taking a promise from them that they will not raise any slogan or create a fuss at the venue.