Mangalore, September 22: Special initiatives on clearing files on the weekend were fruitful. The government workers have managed to clear 23,000 files in the district as an outcome of their extra work.
As directed by the deputy commissioner AB Ibrahim to government workers in the district to clear around one lakh impending files, so far they have managed to clear about 20% of the files in a span of two days and one third of the files were cleared at the revenue department headed by the DC himself. Majority of these files were related to the pension applications.
The main inspiration for the initiative was a successful drive launched by the chief secretary Kaushik Mukherjee at the Vidhana Soudha recently. The district in-charge minister had asked the officials in the district to emulate the file disposal drive at the Vidhana Soudha.
Among the top in disposal of files were Revenue department with 10,890 files and Mangalore City Corporation with 3,052 files and 23000 odd files were cleared up.
A statement from City Corporation said that 1903 and 1149 files were disposed on Saturday and Sunday respectively, with 647 files pending now.
As per the optimism expressed by the DC, in future; similar programme on a specific day will carried out monthly, if the district in charge minister gets the proposal passed in the cabinet. It should be remembered that a Saturday is meant exclusively for the long term pending file disposals.
There was meager response from the public even-though they were informed that the offices would remain open on Saturday and Sunday.