Sunday, August 23, 2009
SPIRITED by the recent success in Uttar Pradesh bye-polls, chief minister Mayawati has made it clear once more that she wanted senior officials of the state to be more responsible in delivery of welfare measures and law and order mechanism. But that comes with a strict warning --- seniors officers would be held responsible if their juniors fail to come up to the mark. UP chief minister called senior officials of the state to her residence on Saturday and gave a piece of her mind amid tea and biscuits. Among those who were present during the interaction were cabinet secretary Shashank Shekhar Singh, additional cabinet secretary Vijay Shankar Pandey, principal secretary (home) Kunwar Fateh Bahadur, DGP Vikram Singh, ADGs (law and order) Brij Lal and AK Jain and ADG (Intelligence) to name a few. Ms Mayawati also asked the officials make necessary arrangements in view of coming festivals of Ramzan, Ganesh Chaturthi, Haritalika Teej etc. UP chief minister is known for being very strict with officials, and she does not hesitate to randomly pick up transfer as a tool to punish them. Read the post “Maths, Stats & Maya” dated June 10. Also read, “All about Maya: IAS, IPS face transfers in UP” posted on May 25, 2009.