You are not maharajas but public servants, contain dengue cases, CM Siddaramaiah tells DCs

Bengaluru, July 8 (IANS): Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday lashed out at the state's Deputy Commissioners (DCs) and Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), reminding them that they are not maharajas but public servants and warning them that if the spread of dengue cases is not contained, higher officers will also be held responsible for negligence and apathy.

Addressing the meeting of DCs and CEOs at the Conference Hall of the Vidhana Soudha here, he said: "If Deputy Commissioners feel that they are maharajas, development and progress are not possible. Both politicians and bureaucrats are public servants, and with this in mind, they should serve the people."

He said that the work on containing dengue cases should be taken up on a war footing and the DCs and District Health Officers (DHOs) must work in coordination with taluk-level officers and act swiftly. Until now, action has been initiated against lower-rung officers for negligence and apathy and from now on, action will be taken against senior officers, Siddaramaiah said.

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“Many deaths were reported from the consumption of contaminated water. If these cases recur, action will be initiated against senior officers," he stressed.

“Karnataka is a model state in good governance, and there is a responsibility on everyone to uphold this honour. I am receiving 15,000 to 20,000 petitions during public grievance meetings. If the officers had looked into them, I would not have received such a huge number of petitions. The DCs and CEOs who attend public grievance meetings are merely endorsing the complaint copies. Are you here to do just this?" the CM said.

However, Siddaramaiah said: "I have not called this meeting to criticise officers. This is a review meeting."





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  • Rajendra, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 09 2024

    ALL STATEMENTS FOR THE GALLERIES AND HOG WASH -- Democracy needs an educated population -- High illiteracy makes India a flawed democracy -- -- People vote based on caste religion etc -- not on meritocracy -- likewise Officers/ bureaucrats get postings thru' political leaders who are corrupt -- many with criminal cases -- Politicians get elected based on vote bank politics ---- The Press today has become Godi media -- Judiciary influenced by post-retirement postings -- So, all 4 pillars of democracy compromised---- --

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  • Hussain, Udupi

    Tue, Jul 09 2024

    in 4000 crore muda scam HM parama said no need any probe as CM given clean chit to himself

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  • Royston Roche, Udupi

    Tue, Jul 09 2024

    DC should speak openly without fearing this 4000 cr scamster.. what is the amount of money allotted to each district to tackle dengue… Where is the health minister??? What precautions are taken in CM’s house to tackle mosquito menace and why CM can’t do it to each house…

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    Mon, Jul 08 2024

    The Chief Minister rightly said that no one is a king or emperor; if they draw a government salary, they should work with honesty first. 😊👍

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 08 2024

    The D.C. must make strict order for the Mangalore Hoteliers that they should not release / drain from their toilets to the thodu (Rain water draining small small grooves) in Mangalore.

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