Punjab govt issues whip to officials to respect elected assembly members

Chandigarh/May 24
Punjab government on Friday issued directions the government officials to ensure due respect and honor to the elected members of the Punjab Legislative Assembly and strict action will be initiated against those who defy this directive.
The directive was issued after it had come to the notice of the Special Privilege Committee of the Assembly that the officers especially at the district headquarters tend to overlook the Members of Assembly whenever they visit them for some official work, said a Punjab government spokesperson, adding that besides this they did not attend the official functions.
“Taking a serious note of the observations of the Privilege Committee, the government has made it mandatory for the officers at the district levels to attend the official programs/functions and extend due respect and honor to the visiting Ministers/VIPs in their respective districts. They have also been directed to attend to the calls of the elected representatives,” he added.