Published On: Sat, Mar 19th, 2016

IAS officers to be punished if SP loses polls their areas: UP CM

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday warned IAS officers, if his Samajwadi Party (SP) loses in their particular areas in the assembly elections next year, they will be punished, when he was addressing on the second day of the IAS Service Week here.

UP CM Akhilesh Yadav warned IAS officers

UP CM Akhilesh Yadav warned IAS officers, if SP loses polls in their areas, they will be punished.

Yadav also claimed he was going to retain power after 2017 polls.

He called on the officers to work harder to fulfil his government’s top priorities of development and maintaining law and order.

Yadav said he would be unsparing in case of poor law and order. “If any untoward incident takes place, it would be seen as the failure of the officers in that region and punishment would follow.”

Yadav claimed he has given full freedom and a conducive atmosphere to officers unlike the previous Mayawati government in the state and the Narendra Modi administration at the Centre.

“So, they should work with determination in delivering desired results,” he added.

The CM said that it was nice to celebrate the Services Week in which officers from all over the state meet each other.

“It has been a healthy tradition since long, but the officers were not allowed to celebrate it during the previous regime. But I have resumed it and for the past four year the IAS Week is being organised in Lucknow. This is an indicator of the freedom enjoyed by officers.”

He regretted some officers were not working as they should have to pursue the development agenda. “Such is the situation that when an officer is punished for his non-performance, people celebrate. Why have things come to such a pass?” he asked.

“This is an election year. Soon, you would get busy in preparations and I would devote time for political mobilisation. So, there is little time left for fulfilling the government’s development works.”

Inputs with TNN

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