Government servants play a key role in democracy: Rosaiah
Proposal to give house sites to all government employees, says Chief Minister
Chief Minister inaugurates golden jubilee celebrations of AISGEF
He hails government employees as pillars of administration
VIJAYAWADA: The credit for the success of all the schemes being implemented by the State government goes to the employees and not to the “political bosses” that claim credit for it, Chief Minister K. Rosaiah said on Tuesday.
Mr. Rosaiah was speaking after inaugurating the three-day golden jubilee celebrations of the All-India State Government Employees Federation at Andhra Loyola College auditorium.
The Chief Minister flew down from Hyderabad only to attend the function and returned immediately after the programme.
Listing various welfare schemes introduced by former Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Mr. Rosaiah said the leaders could not take credit for the success of any programme “despite the motivation provided to the employees.”
The Chief Minister also recalled the great services rendered by government servants at the time of natural calamities.
Quoting Mahatma Gandhi, the Chief Minister said government servants play a key role in democracy and hailed them as pillars of administration.
He said the State government was able to implement its schemes well because of the employees and the state stood first in the implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in the nation.
Listing in particular all the schemes and facilities being provided to government employees working in the Secretariat, he said there was a proposal to give house sites to every government employee.
The Chief Minister recalled the long association he had with the founder of the federation A. Sreeramulu, who worked as member of the Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council.
Lagadapati Rajagopal, Vijayawada MP and chairman of the reception committee, said Vijayawada had a great history.
It was here that Arjuna performed penance to achieve the most powerful weapon “pasupathaastram”. Quoting Mahatma Gandhi, the MP said the federation should become strong enough to be able to question any authority.
Federation general secretary R. Muthusundaram, chairman R.G. Karnik, senior vice-chairman Sukomal Sen and others spoke.
Source: The Hindu