Ranchi: In contrast to the popular perception that only common people find it difficult to deal with government officials, some Jharkhand ministers are also finding it tough to handle senior officers serving as secretaries under them. 

Around half a dozen ministers have complained that their secretaries out rightly reject their orders and act against their wishes.
Agriculture Minister Satyananda Jha Batul, Revenue and Land Reform Minister Mathura Prasad Mahto, Co-operative and Minority Welfare Minister Haji Hussain Ansari, Disaster Management Minister Gopal Krishna Patar alias Raja Peter and HRD Minsiter Baidyanath Ram have also lodged their complaint with the Chief Minister.

 “The Chief Minister has been informed about the secretaries’ disobedience. We are not going to tolerate this behavior,” said HRD Minister Baidyanath Ram adding that such behaviour is affecting government work.
However, Chief Minister Arjun Munda refused to answer when confronted with the issue.

(JPN/Bureau)