Civil Supplies chief warns corrupt staff
Takes various steps to tone up department
Hyderabad: The Civil Supplies Commissioner CV Anand has warned the corrupt staff that consequences would be very serious if employees failed to restrain from malpractices.
Speaking at a meeting held at the Corporation’s office on Friday with district managers and technical staff, Anand announced that four employees MSA Saleem (Karimnagar), J Bhasker Reddy (Nalgonda), V Venkat Ramana (Khammam) and A Balreddy working in Quality Control wing on temporary basis, were removed from services on the charges of corruption. He warned that stringent action, including removal from service, would be initiated against those who do not change their attitude. He had a detailed discussion at the meeting over the purchase of paddy.
Anand said he had the entire list of those who were resorting to malpractices and joining hands with some rice millers. He added the government would not hesitate to sack corrupt staff whoever they may be. He regretted to have not observed any change in the attitude of employees, including district managers even after two months after his taking charge as Commissioner. He said he was satisfied with the results after a series of meetings with rice millers. Stating that he was aware of the percentage collections of technical staff, he asked them not to resort to malpractices at least from now onwards.
Stressing the need for bringing a radical change in the department, the Commissioner reminded that the Civil Supplies Corporation was playing a key role in the government. “Past is past. I will not allow any action that brings bad name to the government. Do not try to kill the department, I will not spare anyone whoever they may be, and whatever rank they hold”, he said in metallic tone.
Anand, mentioning that farmers were unhappy over the payments to their produce, asked the staff to take all possible steps to help the farmers in paddy purchasing centers, including early payments. He asked them to bring the reasons for delay in online payments to the notice of the head office immediately to set them right. Assuring to solve the shortage of staff problem, he said technical and accounting staff would be recruited through outsourcing at the earliest. He also said he would consider paying additional allowance to those who were holding responsibilities of two districts.