New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today pulled up bureaucrats and asked them to be punctual after an event that he attended got delayed by a few minutes.
Singh, who was the chief guest at the inaugural session of an event to mark the Civil Services Day here, said he was worried that a function of bureaucrats got delayed by 12 minutes and the attendees kept entering the venue even after it formally began. "I was a little bit worried today. The programme was supposed to start at 9.45 (AM). We reached five minutes before the scheduled time. But it started at 9.57 (AM)," he said at the event attended mostly by officers belonging to IAS and other all India services.
Singh said there maybe many reasons for the delayed start and some reasons maybe right but there should be an introspection as to why the situation is such as it is today. "It would have been good that we would not have deviated (from the scheduled time). Has there been any laxity in our commitment?" he asked.