Aizawl: Stressing the need for government that would look into the problem of people, Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla said Mizoram has badly needed a people friendly government that would be accessible by every walk of life. He said this while addressing the 37th general conference of Mizoram Engineering Service Association (MESA) here on Thursday.
Lal Thanhawla who graced the general conference as chief guest said that government employees are the privileged class in Mizoram as whether we accepted or not, there are no job providers in the form of company or industry in the state.
He said that government employees and other officials have to imperatively go hand in hand and cordially work together for the smooth functioning of the government. “ We need people friendly government that would help the people and would be accessible by every denizens,” he said, adding that employees are highly accountable for this.
Unlike politicians, government employees do not change within short period of time but continue their service for a long time and the Indian democracy has strongly demanded that employees must openly cooperate with every new government, he added.
The Chief Minister said that he came across many employees working very hard for the development of the state and who even do works greater than what they should be paid off. Accordingly he asked senior officials to backup and encourage those workers so that their innovative ideas are utilised effectively.
Citing how corruption could impede the pace of development, Lal Thanhawla asked the members of MESA to refrain from getting money through illegal and dishonest way. He also asked them to cooperate with other departments.
The 37th general conference of MESA was held on Thursday at Multipurpose Hall, Tourism Complex, Berawtlang here in Aizawl in which election to the general body of the association was held followed by business session. The association also donated Rs. 50,000 to Chief Minister’s fund on the occasion.
MESA has 377 members mostly drawn from PWD, PHED, P&E Department, Minor Irrigation Department, Graduate Engineer and other departments. Of the 377 members, 44 are associate members.