Published On: Fri, Dec 26th, 2014

Good governance day misses holiday spirit in bureaucracy

New Delhi: Many bureaucrats were busy with the commencement of Good Governance Day on December 25, accordingly, most of them missed their Christmas celebration and outing with their children.

Culture Secretary  Ravindra Singh

Culture Secretary Ravindra Singh

With December 24, a restricted holiday because of Christmas Eve and December 25 a gazetted holiday, many were hoping to enjoy an extended weekend and had taken or considered taking casual leave on Friday, December 26.

Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad launched many projects at a function and inaugurated a multimedia day-long exhibition where senior bureaucrats including Information and Broadcasting Secretary BimalJulka, were present.

Petroleum and Natural Gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan, held a video conference with bureaucrats across India, while inaugurating a Mission Office in New Delhi where Petroleum Secretary Saurabh Chandra and other senior officials were present. Pradhan held a programme for expansion of 5 kg LPG cylinders here.

Rural Development Minister Birender Singh organised a function to release a book on the occasion of the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana Divas to coincide with Good Governance Day where secretary L C Goyal and other senior bureaucrats were present.

Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati released a publication at the inauguration of the implementation of ‘eoffice’ in the Ministry of Civil Aviation where senior bureaucrats were in attendance.

Coal Minister Piyush Goyal also launched a portal for e-auction of coal mines while Health Minister J P Nadda launched Mission Indradhanush regarding a massive vaccination drive, necessitating the presence of bureaucrats.

Science & Tech Minister Harsh Vardhan launched SMS-based weather information services by IMD to mark Good Governance Day, where senior bureaucrats were present.

Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma accompanied Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Varanasi with secretary, Ministry of Culture, Ravindra Singh, and the secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Lalit Panwar, in tow.

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu picked up the broom on the occasion of ‘Good Governance Day’ at Manduadih railway station of Varanasi where top senior bureaucrats of Railways were in attendance.


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