Chandigarh, December 15—The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, has said that development and public service is the sole aim of the present state government and ministers and administrative officers should work together to frame new polices keeping in view the interest of the people of the state in 2030. “My government will always stand with full force behind all decisions taken in public interest,” he added. 
          The Chief Minister was speaking after inaugurating the three-day Chintan Shivir organized under the aegis of Haryana Administrative Reforms Department for Cabinet Ministers, officers of the Indian Administrative Services (IAS) and Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Forest Service and heads of department at Timber Trail, in Parwanoo today.
         He exhorted the bureaucrats to work honestly and dedicatedly while taking decisions in public interest without any fear of the five Cs--Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), court, Central Vigilance Commission, Comptroller of Accountant General (CAG) and Centre Information Commission (CIC).
        “Usually, these five Cs caused fear among the IAS officers and came in the way of the discharge of their duties, but I assure you that I would always stand by you in the decisions you take in public interest”, he said.
        Mr Manohar Lal said we could build a new nation for the younger generation if the bureaucrats and politicians worked together in public interest. This is also the resolve of our Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi.          He urged officers to rise above considerations of caste and region and assist the government in framing such policies as met the aspirations of the people.
        A politician thinks of working for his five-year tenure whereas an administrative officer works to dispose of the work lying on his table today. But with today’s deliberations, we should all resolve to work as a statesman who looks hence and works for the betterment of the next five generations.
      The Chief Minister said the state government had prepared Vision Document 2030 and administrative secretaries should work to ensure its effective implementation. Besides, he also asked them to finalize policies while taking into consideration Haryana in 2019, 2022, 2027 and 2030. An administrative officer should use his power in public interest. 
        He said officers should not take this Chintan Shivir as a part of training. Instead, they should take it as a brainstorming session aimed at framing polices in public interest. He recalled the saying of the Iron Man of the country Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel who described IAS officers as the Steel Frame of the country.
          Sharing with officers his clear-cut vision for the state, Mr Manohar Lal said there was need to provide equal opportunity and prompt services to the people besides implementing welfare policies for all sections of the society. To ensure this, the politicians and officers will have to work together.  
          Exemplifying what working together can achieve, he said when the Prime Minister launched the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Programme from Panipat on January 22, 2015 the sex ratio was a challenge for the state government.  But as a result of the people’s cooperation and efforts of the state government, the sex ratio has improved considerably in the state. The result of this improved sex ratio would be visible in the next 15 to 20 years, he added.
      During the last three years, the present state government has given a new direction to the political environment in the state and undertaken development works as promised in the party’s election manifesto without any regional bias and discrimination.
“I myself visited all the 90 Assembly constituencies of the state and announced various development projects irrespective of MLA of which party represented that area. In some cases, more development works have been undertaken in areas represented by MLAs of Opposition parties,” the Chief Minister said.
Exhorting the officers to work with will power and dedication, the Chief Minister asked them to resolve inter-departmental issues on priority basis in public interest. Though works have been undertaken in the state during the last 48 years, we have worked with a new vision in the last three years.
As a result of the efforts made by the present state government, work on the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway which was lying pending since 2010 has been restarted and it would add yet another chapter in the development of the state.  
Similarly, the vegetable market at Gannaur in Sonipat and Hisar Airport are among the pending issues on which work has been restarted by the present government. Work should be done by rising above political considerations, he added.
Earlier, speaking on the occasion, Chief Secretary, Mr D.S Dhesi described today as a historical day in the development journey of the State. He said that  during the last three years, the present State Government has taken various steps towards providing efficient and proactive administration, eradication of corruption and  improving sex ratio. The government is working with the spirit of Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas to ensure the development of all sections of the society.