Yogi Adityanath means business: UP chief minister may call govt officials any time between 9 am and 6 pm

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is trying every rule in the book to ensure that his government and bureaucrats are working round-the-clock to improve the law and order situation in the state.

After calling for wider and more active use of social and new media for publicising the work being done by the central and the state government, Adityanath administration has put government officials on notice with the warning that the chief minister could call them "any time" on the landlines at their offices between 9 am and 6 pm. According to a report in NDTV, unless they are able to justify not being able to take his call because they were at work elsewhere ("in the field"), penalties could follow.

Adityanath completed one month in office as the chief minister and the 44-year-old monk is serious about bringing in radical changes in the way the state government works. On Sunday, Adityanath said those who are not prepared to work for 18 to 20 hours daily are free to leave their jobs. "The state government will not tolerate any laxity in implementation of the government schemes. Officers who are willing to work 18-20 hours daily can continue with the government or else they are free to leave." Adityanath was addressing a BJP meeting in Gorakhpur.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. PTI

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. PTI

"I am a workaholic and the bureaucrats will have to deliver too. Those who are ready to work hard should continue and non-performers should leave," Hindustan Times quoted the chief minister as saying. "Work with humility and do not flaunt position.”

On Thursday, Adityanath called for active participation on social and new media and gave the direction during a late night review of the working of the Department of Information and Public Relations. He said with changing times, the governments also need to change old and traditional styles of working so as to ensure that people were made aware of the work being done for their welfare.

Asking officials of the department to effectively develop and use social and new media, Adityanath said that a strategy should be stitched up to use Facebook and Twitter to spread awareness about government schemes and policies.

This, he added, would enable the people to know what all was being done for their welfare.

Adding that the credo of the state government was 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas', the chief minister asked the information department to play its role well in this regard and make Uttar Pradesh a front-ranking state in the country.

With inputs from agencies

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Updated Date: Apr 28, 2017 14:51:43 IST

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