5th Jul 2018 11:07:PM Editorials
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

The decision of the Chief Secretary to recall a large number of officials posted in the national capital on deputation is a welcome move. According to records there are about 62 officials and other staff in the office of the Resident Commissioner, New Delhi.

With an approximate 80,000 staff strength, the administrative set up in Arunachal Pradesh is grossly understaffed. Thus, the decision of the chief secretary to recall excess staff on deputation in Delhi is a right decision as their services can be better utilized in the state itself for the betterment of the state administration. This will not only streamline the administration but will also increase the efficiency since most of those on deputation are senior-level officers.

There is no denying the fact that the tall total of government servants posted in the national capital are rendered unproductive. Loaded with excess staff, the Arunachal government establishment in Delhi have become white elephants eating away the scarce resource of the state government as well as breeding inefficiency and irregularity. The recall of such officers by their parent departments will ensure that their services are better uitilised in the home state.

Important departments such as education are also afflicted by the malady of deputation. It may be noted that many teachers on deputation is affecting the overall educational scenario of the state and this issue has been flagged many a times.

It is also pertinent to note that the efficiency index of the government staff is very low. The Chief Secretary will do very well if he can motivate the staffers to increase their efficiency as the present government led by Chief Minister Pema Khandu touts itself of working overtime for the all round development of the state. In such  a situation sluggish pace and inefficiency has no place.


Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
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