21st Apr 2017 10:04:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ITANAGAR, Apr 21: Chief Minister Pema Khandu today called upon the state government bureaucrats to change their mindset as well as help change the mindset of the people in the crusade against ‘corruption’. He also added that in a government civil servants are the most powerful but with this power comes great responsibilities with more accountability and assured full support to honest and sincere officers. 

Attending the 11th Civil Service Day celebration at Banquet Hall here this morning, Khandu said the perception of corruption is due to accumulation of misgivings through the years. 

“Corruption begins at all levels including the people. The fault lies in the mindset. Everybody takes for granted everybody is corrupt. We have to change this mindset if we want to deliver corruption free governance,” he pointed. 

With the change in mindset will come a genuine work atmosphere, Khandu said and underscored the importance of a working atmosphere that will lead to work culture and proper service delivery.

“To improve service delivery to the people, the state government has enacted the Public Service Delivery Act 2015. I call upon the concerned departments to complete all formalities as soon as possible for the act to be notified and implemented,” he said. 

Specifically speaking to local civil servants, the Chief Minister reiterated that as indigenous citizens they have more responsibility towards governance. He called upon them to utilize their long experience in service and help and guide the government in forming long term policies for welfare of the people and development of the state. 

Khandu dwelt in detail about the benefits of paperless office, which he has been stressing from day one. 

“Corruption has an uncanny knack of making entry through files and notes. Once we go paperless everything will be in place and there would remain no scope for corruption in passage of files as everything will be in digital format,” he asserted. Khandu appealed all the departments to coordinate with the department of Information Technology, which is implementing the e-office project of the government. 

Citing another hindrance on efficient service delivery, the Chief Minister observed that many rules and regulations framed and implemented years ago – some even before Independence – have more or less become irrelevant in today’s context. These rules, he pointed, framed to benefit people have today actually become major hindrances in service delivery. 

“Such rules, if any, that are bottlenecks in smooth functioning of office need to be intimated and done away with as per law,” Khandu said. 

He encouraged the civil servants to take risks and go for innovative approaches and methods to make governance easily accessible. 

“The biggest risk is not to take risks! If we really want to outgrow others we need to take risks and adopt new approaches,” Khandu observed. 

Special Guest on the occasion Social Activist and former Chairperson of the Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) Jarjum Ete spoke on gender issues besides the Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary and the PCCF. 

Power-point presentations were made by Water Resources department on Pradhan MantriKrishiSinchayeeYojna (PMKSY), IT department on civil services and e-governance and by General Administration on the Chief Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration. 


The Civil Service Day was observed today at DC’s Conference Hall, Yingkiong where all the Ministerial staffers participated. 

DC Remo Kamki urged the gathering to pledge and rededicate themselves in the line of duty with improvement of performance with the responsibilities of time for the welfare of the people and also to fulfill the dreams and vision of the Prime Minister for corruption free India. 

PD, H Basar and SDO Adong Pertin acted as resource person deliver lecture on Identifying Human Capital and its related challenges in respect of Civil Servants and ‘leveraging technology to improve processes’ respectively.


On the occasion of Civil Services day celebration, Commendable Certificates and prizes were distributed to the staffers of DC’s office here at Anchal Samathi Hall today. The programme was attended by Administrative officers, Branch officers and staffers of DC’s office Roing.

Speaking on the occasion, Chestha Yadav, In-charge DC called upon the participation for introspection and dedication towards entrusted jobs. She also exhorted them to deliver their services more citizen friendly with impartiality. She also informed that on the day a Facebook has been launched to disseminate information related to developmental activities of the district especially for the youth population of the district. She also informed that complaint box will be kept at DC office for easy and accessible to reach the citizen of the district.



The Civil Services Day was celebrated at Yupia today in a befitting manner with rest of the country at DC’s Conference hall Yupia.
While presiding over the meeting, Additional Deputy Commissioner Sagalee, Jalash Pertin gave presentation on Evolution of Civil Services in Arunachal Pradesh and Role of Executive Magistrate. He called upon the young officers to re-dedicate themselves for the cause of the people and said that administrative job is very challenging and one should have proper knowledge on duties and responsibility.

Later on, to mark the day the avenue plantation was conducted by civil services officers at DC 
office premises.

  CM’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration

ITANAGAR: To commemorate the day, the first ever CM’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration was announced. In the individual categories Ashish Kundra, Commissioner Finance; for bringing in innovative reforms, and Habung Lampung, CMEO, Itanagar Municipal Council; for the cleanliness drive, were bestowed with the award. Department of Information Technology was chosen for the award in the team/organization category for its efforts in digitalization of governance in the state.


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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