05 December Monday

Civil Service Should Be People-Friendly ; Implementing Of Govt Policies Is Essential: CM

Web Desk(TVM)Updated: Friday Dec 24, 2021

Thiruvananthapuram : Civil service must be people-friendly, said Chief Minister  Pinarayi Vijayan. The significance of civil service is huge and is vital in the  implementation of government policies, said CM  addressing  the inaugural  of KAS in the capital.

State civil service was  recommendation for by the 1st  Administration Reforms Commission. Several dissenting  views rose when it was decided to implement KAS.  A lot it stemmed from sheer misunderstanding. Some are  in the habit of opposing anything that’s new. They have been however convinced it gets nowhere  and that both  the supporting and opposing folks will eventually be alike beneficiaries  of the new service.

The assumption held at first was there would be no development happening here.  That thinking has now changed. Sullenness has been replaced by hopes for the future. Officials should adopt approaches favourable to  implementing  developmental activities in the state. There should be clear understanding  that all arrangements  made by the government are meant for service to the public, said CM.

There are several extensive moves   to diminish or destroy civil service system in the country. However, conditions in Kerala are vastly different from other places. Robust civil service is an absolute must. It is a medium that facilitates service to the public. Posts in this respect should be increased rather than be downsized The government is taking steps for making Malayalam the language of governance. There is no animosity toward other languages.  Problems should be viewed  through eyes of those who struggle  If there be laws or rules that come in the way, it should be brought to the notice of the government, said CM.