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Kiran Bedi welcomes 'attitudinal change' in Welfare Minister

Press Trust of India  |  Puducherry 

today welcomed the 'attitudinal change' in Welfare M who had said he would not make any hostile comment against her hereafter through the media.

in a WhatsApp message to said she was happy "to see the attitudinal change in the I am grateful to him."

She said the Welfare and other Ministers should realise that all appointed public servants were there to fulfil their responsibilities so that no can find fault with them in future.

"Hence the Ministers should avoid criticising officials also and more particularly, the Secretary,"she said.

had yesterday extended an olive branch to the Lt Governor, with whom he has been at loggerheads over rejection of his departments' various proposals.

He had announced he would refrain from making "hostile comments or criticism" against as a 'coordinated approach' and mutual understanding alone would help for implementation of the schemes.

He also said that he had conveyed his decision to at a meeting with her recently.

He however charged yesterday the Secretary with blocking implementation of welfare schemes by the government.

The former IPS said that the Secretary is accountable to the auditors and bound by financial rules in implementation of schemes'.

"Noone is immune from lawful functioning and hence accusing an does not help. It only weakens the trust of the people in the government', she added.

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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 22:25 IST