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Sudhansh Pant checks in Housing Board to check out punctuality

Rajasthan CS Sudhansh Pant is on a prowl. He is not a backroom person. He comes out in the field, takes feedback, believes in action

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Sudhansh Pant checks in Housing Board to check out punctuality

The secretary Sudhansh made a surprise visit at the headquarters of Rajasthan Housing Board. He visited chambers of all senior officers including , secretary and chief engineer.

There is no regular commisioner papted in Housing Board. Inderjeet Singh, who has additional charge of commissioner Housing Board, came after being informed. Inderjeet Singh is serving as commissioner and special secretary, department of information technology and communication.  

Housing Board secretary Seema Kumari arrived 15 minutes after Sudhansh Pant. 

Sudhansh Pant checked the attendance of staff and also status of pendency of files. He randomly enquired staff about their working and file disposal time. Pant went to third floor of the building and inspected the ground staff also, took feedback.

Government and Sudhansh Pant serious about good governance 

Ever since chief secretary Sudhansh Pant has taken over in January, he has been serious about ensuring punctuality of staff and bringing down file disposal time. The chief secretary has led by example and he has made surprise checks at the offices of Jaipur Development Authority, Jaipur Collectorate, Nagar Nigam and Transport department in two months. 

The chief secretary has not only visited these offices but has taken strict action also. He had put secretary and two other officials on APO when he had not found them in their respective offices on his visit to JDA.
Though soft spoken, Sudhansh Pant means business and he has been harsh on defaulting officials. His style of surprise checks keeps even department heads on toes. Such steps present mirror to government and governance.

”It's a good step. I have not seen such an active and powerful chief secretary so far. With such surprise checks and stress on punctuality, a sense of discipline and accountability can be inculcated in government staff. Such efforts will have long lasting impact,” said a retired IAS officer who has worked with Sudhansh Pant.

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