The Haryana Chief Minister (CM), Manohar Lal Khattar, on Friday said ministers and administrative officers should work together to frame new polices keeping in view the interest of the people of the state in 2030.

“My government will always stand with full force behind all decisions taken in public interest,” he added while speaking after inaugurating the three-day Chintan Shivir (brainstorming session) organised at Timber Trail in Parwanoo (Himachal Pradesh) today.

He exhorted the bureaucrats to work honestly and with full dedication while taking decisions in public interest without any fear of the five Cs –Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), court, Central Vigilance Commission, Comptroller of Accountant General (CAG) and Centre Information Commission (CIC).

“Usually, these five Cs caused fear among the IAS officers and came in the way of the discharge of their duties, but I assure you that I would always stand by you in the decisions you take in public interest”, the CM said.

Khattar said we could build a new nation for the younger generation if the bureaucrats and politicians worked together in public interest. He urged officers to rise above considerations of caste and region and assist the government in framing such policies as met the aspirations of the people.

A politician thinks of working for his five-year tenure whereas an administrative officer works to dispose of the work lying on his table today. But with today’s deliberations, we should all resolve to work as a statesman who looks hence and works for the betterment of the next five generations.The CM said the state government had prepared Vision Document 2030 and administrative secretaries should work to ensure its effective implementation.

Besides, he also asked them to finalise policies while taking into consideration Haryana in 2019, 2022, 2027 and 2030. Sharing with officers his clear-cut vision for the state, Khattar said there was need to provide equal opportunity and prompt services to the people besides implementing welfare policies for all sections of the society. To ensure this, the politicians and officers will have to work together.

Exemplifying what working together can achieve, he said when the Prime Minister launched the BetiBachaoBetiPadhaoProgramme from Panipat on January 22, 2015 the sex ratio was a challenge for the state government.  But as a result of the people’s cooperation and efforts of the state government, the sex ratio has improved considerably in the state. The result of this improved sex ratio would be visible in the next 15 to 20 years, he added.