GUWAHATI, July 31: Calling on the Grade IV employees of the State government working at Janata Bhawan to present the best example of work culture and dedication towards duty, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today urged them to perform their duties with honesty and sincerity by helping the people who come all corners for various works, a communiqué said.
Sonowal was speaking as the chief guest at 4th Biennial General Meeting and open session of the Assam Secretariat Grade IV Government Employees Association today at the conference hall at CM Block, Janata Bhawan.
“You are fortunate that you have the opportunity to serve the public through a government job where many others have not got such an opportunity and you must perform your duties with honesty and dedication to win the people’s trust in the government system. The fourth grade employees are first point of interaction with the public in an office and therefore, it is your responsibility to present a good image of the government at the grassroots,” the chief minister opined.
Highlighting his commitment to the state government employees, Sonowal said that he signed the dearness allowance file of the employees enhancing the existing DA/DR by 6 per cent on his very first day in office. Assuring the employees to look into their basic demands and finding solutions to their problems, Sonowal urged them to help the government in its fight against corruption. Through hard-work and dedicated public service, the reputation and image of Janata Bhawan can be redeemed in the public eye for regaining its lost glory, he said.
Saying that unless and until the high ranked officials from the level of Chief Secretary and DGP do not interact with the frontline employees at the grassroot transformation cannot be achieved in governance; the chief minister stated that all the employees of the government must work as a team to achieve desired goals of making Assam a prosperous state.
Water Resource Minister Keshab Mahanta, Media Adviser to the chief minister Hrishikesh Goswami, General Secretary of Assam Secretariat Employees Association Partha Hazarika also spoke at the meeting.