Hyderabad: State govt. warns officials on missing files

Hyderabad: The state government took a serious view of files going missing or being destroyed after the Congress came to power after the Assembly polls. Chief Secretary A. Santhi Kumari issued orders on Friday with strict instructions to officials to prevent such incidents.

“Necessary departmental and criminal proceedings shall be initiated immediately against the concerned, if any important, sensitive file or disposal or electronic storage of device is found to be missing or damaged or tampered with,” the CS order warned.

The government directed secretaries and heads of all departments to step up vigilance and strengthen office order and systems to prevent recurrence of such incidents. All secretaries were asked to compile section-wise inventory of current files as also disposals from 2014 including those processed and stored in electronic form.

The secretaries should personally review the availability and safeguarding of important and sensitive files, disposals and electronic storage devices such as computers etc, in which files are processed in their respective departments, the order said.

The order said responsibility shall be duly fixed on the concerned section officer/ circulating officer for any missing file or disposal or electronic storage device.

All the secretaries were directed to comply with these norms and submit their compliance and action-taken report to the chief secretary by December 18.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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