CM advises govt employees against corruption

LUMLA, Jan 27: Informing that the state government is taking up several welfare measures for its employees, Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Sunday urged them not to indulge in corrupt practices.
“Public funds are contributed through tax payers’ money, and it’s not a good thing to embezzle such funds for one’s own greed,” the CM said, chairing a meeting with HoDs and other officers to review the developmental works being carried out here in Tawang district.
“In the last five years, the state has seen a huge jump in revenue generation,” the CM said, and lauded government officers for their performance in terms of revenue generation and spreading awareness on flagships programmes of the state and the central governments.
Pema said the state government is working with the team of IAS officers to bring reforms in the state “to do away with the old style of working that only bred corruption and inefficiency.”
“Initially, politicians, bureaucrats and the public might feel uncomfortable with the new reforms to be launched, but in the long run it will prove to be of benefit, creating a fair and just system,” he said.
“Arunachal was the first to implement the 7th CPC, and the government has implemented tough location allowance and hiked the monthly salary of contingent and casual employees,” Pema said.
The CM informed that the government would create additional posts of teachers to absorb SSA teachers for their regularization, and added that the honorariums for ASHAs, angandwadi workers and gaon burahs would also be raised.
Earlier, Pema along with MoS for Home Kiren Rijiju, MLA Jambey Tashi and others attended a public meeting.
Pema also laid the foundation for an industrial training institute, and flagged of an ambulance of the health department. He inaugurated the Moyu Gyepshi helipad in Lungla, and a “jeepable suspension bridge” in Gorsam, besides the sadbhawna bhawan for the government higher secondary school and a volleyball stadium here.
After dedicating the projects to the people of Lumla, the CM highlighted the ‘jan sampark yatra’ being carried out across the state under the ‘Arunachal Rising’ campaign. (CMO)