Official sources said Javadekar reached Shastri Bhawan at 9 am and began making rounds of the offices of the ministry by 9.30 am. During the inspection, he found that several officials had not reached the office while some sections were empty.
    
"It was found that many people had not reached office even by 10 am and the minister pulled up those for lack of punctuality as the general time of arrival is 9 am," an official said.

Sources said those officials, who came late, were given a message that the Minister had come to meet them and that they should report back to him.
    
The latecomers have been asked to furnish a day's Casual Leave, officials of the ministry said, adding that all Information and Broadcasting officials have been told to report to office on time.
    
After Javadekar’s inspection, Information and Broadcasting Secretary Bimal Julka also spoke to senior officials to emphasize on the need for punctuality among the staff. A circular was also issued to officials in this regard, the sources said.

The newly-elected government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been laying emphasis on punctuality so as to serve the people better.

(Agencies)

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