With the change of government in state, the bureaucrats at the secretariat got the first pinch on Thursday when they were told not to leave their office before 6 pm. The official vehicles of most of these bureaucrats had arrived to pick them when they were told to stay till 6 pm.
These orders were passed by Madan Lal Jangid, secretariat registrar, who was taking round at secretariat supervising the final preparations in the secretariat building a day before Vasundhra Raje takes over as chief minister, as he saw the cars with red beacon of various senior IAS officers parked in the porch. When he saw his watch and it was still more than half an hour for the office time to finish. He immediately ordered the drivers to take their cars back in the parking in the basement ordering that nobody would be leaving office before 6 pm.
“The office time is till 6 pm and the cars cannot be parked in the porch and in front of the buildings for more than two minutes, there is a clear order for this,” said Jangid speaking to dna.
After this order, the drivers of various cars which have been allotted to senior IAS officers, were immediately sent back to the underground parking.
It was a sight for onlookers to see all the cars which were lined up to ferry their bosses back home returning to the parking area.
“The new government is in place, and it is showing literally at the secretariat,” said an official of department of personnel (DoP) commenting on this episode.
Notably, after the election code of conduct was implemented in the state, usually the officers at the secretariat used to leave early for their home while the workload had got reduced and there used to be less number of meetings during those days.
Meanwhile the staff involved with the upkeep of the secretariat building continued giving final touches to the various quarters of the building before the new chief minister arrives on Friday.
Obeying the orders
On Thursday, the official vehicles of majority of the senior bureaucrats had arrived to pick them up when half an hour of office time was still left
When the secretariat registrar saw the official vehicles of officers parked in the porch while it was more than half an hour of the office time to finish, he immediately told the drivers to take the cars back to the parking and ordered that nobody would leave before 6 pm
After this, the drivers, immediately took their cars back to parking. It was a sight for onlookers to see all the cars, which were lined up to ferry their bosses back home, returning to the parking area.