Errant public servants taken to task
The Public Administration and Home Affairs Ministry has taken steps
to set up a Inquiry Division in each District Secretariat Office,
Ministry sources said. The help of newly appointed graduates will also
be obtained to expedite the inquiries, according to sources.
The sources said that if public service in the District Secretariats
and Divisional Secretariats were not satisfactory, to complain over the
hot line 1905 or to make complaint in writing to D.H. Hettiarachchi,
Senior Assistant Secretary, Inquiry Division, Public Administration and
Home Affairs Ministry, Colombo.
Last year 425 complaints were made to this Division. During the
investigation process 178 complaints were proved as false complaints,
the sources said
The sources said that the Ministry received 209 complaints against
Divisional Secretaries and 145 complaints against the Grama Niladaris
who failed to do the public service perfectly.
18 persons have been charge sheeted while 16 persons have been called
for explanations, the Ministry sources said.Inquiries were held on the
guidance and Directive of Minister W.D.J. Seneviratne. Nine persons have
been transferred and 75 complaints have been identified. Accordingly 154
complaints in relation to misusing power and 101 against behaving in the
manner to create inconvenience to people.
The highest number of complaints have been received from
Anuradhapura, Badulla and Colombo districts.