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Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani addressed a joint conference of district collectors and district development officers in state’s capital. The CM said “There is no place for deliberate malafide mistakes,” and asked the officers to help the government build a “perception of good governance.”
Asking district-level officials to be proactive, undertake field visits and seek feedback, he said the officials’ performance will be “measured as per people’s perception.” Rupani also asked the officials to regularly upload district-level data to the CM Dashboard, so that the district’s performance could be monitored on a daily basis. He also asked them to enforce law to check goondaism, land grabbing and forcible religious conversions.
The meeting of district-level officials is taking place after a gap of almost 1.5 years. The outbreak of Covid pandemic in 2020 prevented the government from organising the conference.
Asking the public servants to discharge duties in a way that would “create a bright image and perception about the government”, Rupani in his address also spoke about improving the government’s image among its own employees. “The government officers are not expected to be thick-skinned, but sensitive to people’s problems and in no case, allow wrong-doers. The public should have faith in the administration.
The collectors and DDOs have to prove their ability in this challenging age of social and electronic media as well. There could be bonafide mistakes, the government will stand by them. But, there is no place for deliberate malafide mistakes,” CM Rupani said.