He’s upright, a good leader: Aijaz Khan
KG News Desk
SRINAGAR, JUNE 11: Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CA&PD) Mr. Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali today asked the department employees to work sincerely and honestly to resurrect the image of CA&PD among masses.
Speaking during his felicitation ceremony for receiving the best legislator for 2012 award here at Women College, M A Road, the Minister said that the actions of CA&PD employees should be such that only good things should come to minds of people whenever they talk about the department.
He said that to improve the image of the department among the people and to take it to new heights would be the greatest felicitation for him and it would be achieved by the cooperation of the employees.
The Minister said that award he received is for raising the voice of voiceless, and for highlighting the plight of downtrodden people, however, now being the Minister for CA&PD efforts should be made to receive best department award by improving the work culture in the department.
Appreciating his employees, the Minister said that CA&PD employees have done a commendable job during difficult times, particularly during floods of 2014.
Zulfkar said that while NFSA implementation took almost three years in other states of country, it was the dedicated effort of CA&PD employees of State that ensured that the implementation of the national food scheme was done within three months only.
The Minister said that every department has some bad elements due to whom the entire department gets blamed. He said that it is the job of rest of the employees to resurrect the image of the department among the masses.
Reiterating the need to ensure the policy of honesty is followed at all levels, Zulfkar Ali said that if my employees believe that I am honest then they have to work with me honestly.
Turning philosophical, the Minister said that people only take good deeds to their graves, while corruption in any form eventually leads to a bleak future only.
Ali called CA&PD a “family” and said everyone from Minister to Secretary, and from Director to store keeper is the part of the family, and everyone needs to work hard to take the department to new heights and to give a positive message about its functioning.
Speaking during the function, Secretary CA&PD Shafiq Raina said that if employees would cooperate CA&PD can surly get the best department award, and ensured that government would make sure to address employees’ issues.
Director CA&PD, Peerzada Mushtaq Ahmad Shah said that it would be great if the Minister would get award for exceptional work in CA&PD, and it would be possible with cooperation of employees. The felicitation ceremony was organized by CA&PD Employees Association.
The function was attended by leaders of various Trade Union leader, people from civil society, media and all walks of life.
President Employees joint Action Committee and CAP&D employees and workers association-Kashmir Aijaz Khan congratulate Ali for receiving the best legislators’ award.
Zulfkar, he said, is a very honest, upright and a good leader which is evident from his conduct.
Khan said that Ali very patiently hears the grievances of people and addresses them effectively without any delay.
“Like his father, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali has devoted himself in the service of the people and hence he is aptly is the receipt of the honour he has been conferred with,” he said.
Meanwhile, Aijaz Khan pins hope on the Minister Choudhary Zulfkar Ali that he will look into the genuine demands of the employees and will address them at an earliest.