HFW dept bags CM’s award

CS cautions government servants against corruption

ITANAGAR, Apr 23: The health & family welfare department (HFW) has been awarded the Chief Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration in the team/department category for achieving cent percent immunization coverage under the Measles Rubella Vaccination Campaign in the state.
In the individual category, HFW Commissioner Kaling Tayeng and Deputy Secretary Ikar Dirchi were awarded for excellence in public service.
Chief Secretary Satya Gopal made the announcement during the Civil Service Day celebration at the state banquet hall here.
Addressing the participants, Gopal urged the civil servants to reaffirm their commitment to make a better Arunachal. He exhorted them to infuse professionalism, discipline, punctuality and dedication in their day-to-day work.
Saying that efforts are being made to improve work ethics and service delivery to bring in transparency and eliminate ad-hocism and red tape, the CS issued a stern warning to all government officials against practicing corruption in any form, urging them to uphold moral values and shun indiscipline, turpitude and arrogance.
“Civil servants should be impartial and work only in public interest, without communal, tribal or personal affiliations,” he added.
The CS also urged the officers and officials to work together for inclusive and sustainable growth of the state.
Cooperation Minister Alo Libang acknowledged the role of the civil servants in the development of the state and said the government and the civil servants “have to travel together and cannot be separated as the latter forms the core of the state’s executive.”
The minister also released the compendium of notification, orders, office memorandum, etc, issued by the administrative reforms department during 2017.
Officers of government departments later made presentations on various topics.
Among others, the programme saw the participation of commissioners, secretaries, HoDs and senior government officers. (DIPR)