Bengaluru, Aug 25: The IAS officers’ Association, Karnataka has stated that FIR against Mysuru ZP CEO has brought down the morale of field officers and would deteriorate the administrative efficiency and effectiveness. “The suicide of Taluka Health Officer, Nanjangud is very unfortunate and our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. However, holding senior officers responsible for it is unjust. The broad framework and guidelines to control Covid-19 pandemic are given by Government and senior officers in district are only implementing that to the best of their capacity,” Association secretary stated in a press statement.
“The act of lodging FIR against Mysuru ZP CEO has brought down the morale of field officers and such acts will deteriorate the administrative efficiency and effectiveness. The State Government should support the hard work being put in by all the officers at the field level. IAS officers on Covid duty have been working round the clock. The Nanjangud incident was a very unfortunate one and no one knows what prompted the doctor to take such a step. To blame an officer for doing his duty is not the right approach. The insinuations about one’s character and media trial does irreparable damage,” he said.
“A pragmatic and sensitive approach is warranted. We request the State Government and others to stand by its officers who are doing their duty to the best of their capacity,” he added.