Awaami Itehaad Party (AIP) president and MLA Langate, Engineer Abdul Rasheed Sheikh Tuesday expressed displeasure over keeping bureaucracy engaged with the visits of ministers, saying the practice has hampered work culture and governance in the entire state.
“It is unfortunate that ministers have been keeping administration hostage in the name of tours, review meetings and other issues. Since the system works on principals of division of labour, as such absence of even one official in a particular office brings the whole work to halt,” the legislator said while addressing people at Supernaghama Langate and Rawathpora Kupwara today.
He said that neither day to day grievance and issues of masses nor the long pending disputes and files get any proper and time bound redressal in the offices.
“The practice has shaken faith of people in the system and in majority of the issues people often express displeasure not for the reason that paying bribe has been informally legalized by the society as a whole but for the fact that even paying bribe doesn’t resolve the genuine problems,” he said.
Er Rasheed appealed the Chief Minister to introspect and revisit the ongoing futile but expensive traditions, which most of the politicians and bureaucrats get indulged not only to be seen as VIP’s, but also for being under the perception that they are beyond accountability and introspection.
MLA Langate also reminded CAPD Minister, Chowdhary Zulfkar of his guest control order and said that the huge shameful expenditures during social functions like marriages etc has blasted the credibility of the guest control order.
“Though masses need to change at individual levels and as a society but when everyday politicians, bureaucrats and police officers are seen enjoying expensive Wazwans in grand functions, government losses the moral right of asking people to implement guest control order,” he said.