In a bid to improve the courtesy and etiquettes of its official, the Haryana government issued a circular to be courteous and meticulously correct while dealing with the state or central lawmakers.
“An officer should be meticulously correct and courteous and also rise to receive and see off a Member of Parliament/ state legislature visiting him or her,” reads the circular.
The circular, which also warns officials of departmental actions on not meeting these instructions, was issued last month by the state chief secretary’s office.
Recommending that the MP or MLA of the area should invariably be invited to public functions, the name of the MP or MLA with confirmed participation be included in the invitation cards.
“Invitation cards and media events, if organized for the function held in the constituency (of the MP or MLA concerned), may include the name of the members of that constituency who have confirmed participation in these functions,” the circular stated.
The circular also directs that proper arrangements be make for entry of lawmaker’s vehicles, subject to security requirements.
It also directed for a proper and comfortable seating at public functions and proper order of seating on the dais for the member be made.
Reiterating government servants should always act according to own best judgements and as per rules, the circular warns that any public servant not complying these instructions may face action after an inquiry.
“Government servants should show courtesy and consideration to MPs and MLAs and listen patiently to and consider carefully what MPs and MLAs may have to say,” the circular stated.