Ministers have kept Bureaucracy hostage: Rasheed

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Srinagar, Awami Ittehad Party chairperson and Langate lawmaker, Engineer Rasheed expressing displeasure over keeping bureaucracy engaged with the visits of ministers, has said that the practice has hampered work culture and governance in the entire state.

Addressing public gatherings at Supernaghama Langate and Rawathpora Kupwara today Rasheed said, “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 halts the whole work.”

The firebrand lawmaker representing the Langate constituency in Handwara district said that neither day to day grievances nor the long pending disputes and files get proper redressal in the offices.

Rasheed appealed CM Mehbooba Mufti to introspect and revisit the on-going futile but expensive traditions which most of the politicians and bureaucrats indulge in.

He 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.

Rasheed said though masses need to change at individual levels and as a society but when politicians, bureaucrats and police officers are seen enjoying “expensive Wazwans” in grand functions, Govt losses the moral right of asking people to implement guest control order.

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