Nadda said it is the duty of the government to provide public service. (File)

New Delhi:

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleging politicisation of civil service officers and soldiers, citing a government order opposing the deployment of senior officers as "chariot-in-charge" in all 765 districts of India. Congress leaders are very vocal about this and Congress leader Pawan Khera has even said that how can civil servants be ordered to campaign politically for the government going to the elections? Now the BJP has retaliated about this. BJP national president JP Nadda said that this may not cause problems to anyone who keeps in mind the interest of the poor, but the Congress is only interested in keeping the poor in poverty. BJP IT cell chief Amit Malviya hit back at the Congress, asking who said bureaucrats don't have the right to talk about the programmes and schemes implemented?

"I am surprised to see that the Congress party has a problem with public servants reaching the grassroots level to ensure the implementation of schemes. If this is not the basic principle of governance, then what is? With regard to the opposition to 'Rath', this is an appropriate use of public resources as opposed to using warships as private boats."

It baffles me to see the Congress Party have an issue with public servants reaching the grassroots to ensure saturation of schemes. If this is not the basic tenet of governance, what is?

Regarding opposition to a 'Rath' it is a fit use of public resources unlike using warships as...

— Jagat Prakash Nadda (@JPNadda) October 22, 2023

In another post, he wrote, "Perhaps this is a different concept for the Congress party, but it is the duty of the government to provide public service. If the Modi government wants to ensure satisfaction of all schemes and reach all beneficiaries, then no one who keeps the interest of the poor in mind can have a problem, but the Congress is only interested in keeping the poor in poverty and hence they are opposing the Samrupti Abhiyan."

It may be an alien concept to the Congress Party, but public service delivery is the duty of a Government.

If the Modi Govt wants to ensure saturation of all schemes and ensure all beneficiaries are reached, nobody who has the interest of the poor in his mind can have a problem....

— Jagat Prakash Nadda (@JPNadda) October 22, 2023

Amit Malviya said in a post on social media platform X, "Who said that bureaucrats in the Government of India do not have the right to talk about the programs and schemes implemented? Should they just sit in offices and not be on the ground to assess the impact? It is the duty of bureaucrats to serve the people as the elected government deems fit," he said.

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"Just because there are elections in five states and general elections are seven months away, should we stop governing? Even as chief minister of Gujarat, every year, regardless of elections, Modi ji had ensured that his bureaucrats went to the ground in June-July to ensure that all school-going children were enrolled. It is this that ensured universal education in Gujarat," he said.

Government of India to reach out to 2.7 lakh panchayats: Malviya

"Similarly, PM Modi wants complete satisfaction with pm Modi welfare schemes like PM Awas Yojana (Gramin), National Rural Livelihood Mission, PM Kisan, Crop Insurance Scheme, Poshan Abhiyan, Ujjwala Yojana, Ayushman Bharat, Janaushadhi Yojana, PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana, Skill Development. The programmes being run by his government in the next six months include the Vishwakarma Yojana. His entire government will go to 2.7 lakh panchayats, reach out to potential beneficiaries and enroll them under a mega saturation campaign called 'Vikash Bharat Sankalp Yatra'," he said.

Who said bureaucrats in GoI are not meant to talk about the programs and schemes implemented? Should they just sit in offices and not be on the ground to assess impact? Bureaucrats are duty bound to serve the people, as the elected Govt deems fit.

Just because five states are... https://t.co/GK7RV134I3

— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) October 21, 2023Government order politicising bureaucracy: Kharge

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging that the government's recent order asking officials to "showcase" the achievements of the last nine years was a "politicisation" of the bureaucracy and demanded its withdrawal. He claimed that senior officers of higher rank such as joint secretary, director and deputy secretary are to be posted in all 18 districts of India as "chariot in-charges" to "showcase the achievements of the Government of India in the last nine years". Congress leader Jairam Ramesh has posted a post on X about this.

Shri. Mallikarjun Kharge-ji, President, @INCIndia has just written to the PM on the blatant politicisation taking place of civil servants and soldiers who must, at all times, be kept independent and non-political.

Indian National Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge. pic.twitter.com/Y62as37jdO

— Jairam Ramesh (@Jairam_Ramesh) October 22, 2023

Kharge also cited another order of the Ministry of Defence dated 9 October 2023, directing soldiers on annual leave to spend time in publicising government schemes, making them "soldier-ambassadors".

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