CM advises officers not to succumb under pressure of politicians

ITANAGAR, Oct 23: Chief Minister Pema Khandu advised the young APCS officers not to succumb under pressure of politicians if they are being used for wrong reasons while discharging their duty.
He was addressing the inaugural session of the induction training programme for APCS officers of 2016 batch here at the Administrative Training Institute on Monday.
The Chief Minister stressed that ‘boldness’ must be the character of an officer and they must be able to advise the politicians from committing wrong deeds and advised the officers not to let their mind get polluted, or become the facilitator of corruption.
Focusing on revenue sector, the Chief Minister sought cooperation of the young officers in harnessing the vast natural resources of the state.
He said that the state government cannot forever depend on the centre and urged the officials to play major role in development efforts of the state by reaching out to the people.
Informing on the steps taken by the state government for fair selections in government jobs, the Chief Minister said that the recruitment process for all Group A & B have been handed over to APPSC so that merit solely becomes the basis for selection as departmental recruitment process reportedly involved unfair methods.
The Chief Minister informed that as newer districts are being created, more vacancies in all category of government posts are being created. He informed that the state government has approved the first Secretariat Service Cadre Review, which was never reviewed since its inception.
Secretary AR, Mimum Tayeng spoke on the state training policy framed by the state government to address the competency issues among government officials due to lack of training in their mid career.
In all, 32 APCS officers are undergoing training for one and half month that involves 16 days tour to North Eastern states.