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Disciplinary action will be taken against state workers: Maithree Gunaratne

19 August 2019 04:55 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


I will take immediate disciplinary action over governments servants who use social media during work hours, Uva Province Governor Maithree Gunaratne said.

He said he had received many complaints that government servants are in the habit of neglecting the people until they finish surfing Facebook, Viber, WhatsApp, and other social media applications using their mobile phones.

"After I assumed duties as Governor of the Uva Province, I received many such complaints, even regarding certain school teachers who were using Facebook without performing their duties. I have requested all these government servants and their higher officials to stop the use of social media while on duty," he said.

“If I receive any further complaints about any government official, in this regard, I would first interdict him/her and only after this will I conduct a disciplinary inquiry,” the Governor said.

"People have been requested to send photos of the government servants using social media while on duty. They have been appointed to serve the public and that service should be given to the maximum. I successfully implemented the same decision when I was the Governor of Kandy.

With all their extra work, government servants do not work even two hours for a day,” the Governor said. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)

  Comments - 7

  • Raj Monday, 19 August 2019 05:08 PM

    Badulla District Governor and Governor of Kandy? Do we have governors for each district now?

    Kamal Perera Monday, 19 August 2019 05:20 PM

    Good, please put notes on these places with phone numbers or email address to send such photos and other information about misuses. We appreciate your attitude, other places also must implement these rules, and even in parliament too.

    Anmanpan Monday, 19 August 2019 05:36 PM

    Yes, we know that politicians and main stream media are shy of social median. Why, because they are no longer the masters in media activity. Now the masses have a field day.

    sss Monday, 19 August 2019 06:00 PM

    ask half of them to stay home. At least it safe electricity in their office buildings

    Mohd Monday, 19 August 2019 06:15 PM

    The efficiency of our government workers and offices are very poor, it takes ages to get some work done. Still, we are relying on manual work rather than computer systemization whereas in other countries similar work is done in minutes. We must have e-government and e public services to maximize the work done. To get some important documentation, passport, licensing, BC correction and other to be done, we have to go all the way to Colombo from other parts of the country which is not good all essential service must be established in all major cities

    june macapagal Monday, 19 August 2019 06:48 PM

    sorry to state that you cannot stop anything because the system is corrupt and the country has gone bankrupt. accountability in this country is Zero

    Yowsan Yu Monday, 19 August 2019 06:58 PM

    Well done Sir,

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