The Public Administration and Home Affairs Ministry is planning to take disciplinary action against Divisional Secretaries who, in cahoots with Politicians, had been involved in various malpractices.
Speaking at the Government Agents and District Secretaries Conference on Thursday, Home Affairs Minister Chandrasiri Gajadeera said that disciplinary action will be taken against all such officers with charges pending, irrespective of their political affiliations.
`The Divisional Secretaries shouldn`t function as private secretaries of politicians,` the Minister said.
He said that political connections of the public servants should not affect the public`s expectations of them and they should take just and reasonable decisions.
`Unlike in bygone days, the Civil Society is much stronger today and the citizens are aware of their rights,` the Minister said.
He said that as a part of its quest for good governance, it is a must for the government to prevent corruption and other malpractices in the public service and keep the government mechanisms free of blemish.