IMPHAL, April 23 - Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Friday said that the combined knowledge, observation and views of the civil service officials and people�s representatives will be a good combination to bring a change in the State.
�So periodic interaction between the legislators and civil servants is a necessity for good governance in the State�, the Chief Minister stated.
Singh was addressing the top civil and police officers in the State during the 12th Civil Services Day function at Manipur Secretariat Conference Hall here on Friday.
Stating that the people have lot of expectations from the new government as they have started to develop confidence in the government, he said, �So we should not let down such public confidence.�
He said that the politicians come from social grassroots and know the sentiments of the people; on the other hand the civil servants know how to make rules and regulations to execute the government policies. So co-operation between the two is very much needed to bring good governance in the State, he added.
The CM also expressed his desire to hold an interaction between the Ministers and Civil Servants once in a month or at any convenient time so as to have greater transparency and for smooth functioning of the Government.
Minister for Public Works Department, Administrative Reforms and Training and Information and Public relations Thongam Bishwajit Singh said that the system of check and balance should prevail in a democratic form of Government so that the Government could execute an inclusive policy for the welfare of the society and have a corruption-free State.