UP CM Yogi Adityanath asks govt officials not to smoke and chew pan masala when on duty

22 March 2017, 04:41 PM
Uttar Pradesh Chief minister Yogi Adityanath (File photo: PTI)
Uttar Pradesh Chief minister Yogi Adityanath (File photo: PTI)

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath directed Uttar Pradesh government officials to stop chewing pan, pan masala, etc. when in office, after seeing stained walls during his first visit to the secretariat annexe building in Lucknow. He also asked government officials to avoid smoking when in office.

“The chief minister visited all the floors of the annexe building and met officials posted there. After seeing betel stains on walls, he asked employees not to consume pan or pan masala during duty hours and ensure cleanliness,” deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, who accompanied Yogi, said.

Adityanath also asked the staff to make the atmosphere in the building healthy and clean by avoiding the use plastic, Maurya told reporters.

The annexe, known as Lal Bahadur Shastri Bhawan, houses the chief minister’s office and his secretariat, offices of the state chief secretary, principal secretary (home) and other senior IAS officers.

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First Published: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 04:24 PM
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