New Delhi, Dec 17: Festive season is still two weeks away, but it is party time for Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) officials. On Tuesday, Dec 16 the CBSE officials got into party mood and completely forgot to attend to their duties. People who came from far off places were forced to wait for hours before they could meet the officials.
Entry to the office was restricted and the guard at the entrance asked all people to come after 2 pm as all officials were 'busy'. When asked about the so called 'retirement party' during duty time the officials claimed that 'there was nothing wrong with partying during office hours.'
CBSE Regional Director D R Yadav said, "Yes, we were partying in the office hours and I do not care if anyone has a problem with that. You can publish whatever you want in the newspaper, I am least bothered."
Yadav also said that it was upto the office to celebrate whenever they wished. He insisted that there was nothing wrong in the staff partying during office hours and suggested to the reporter, "You should ignore calls when people complain of such things. Moreover, I am least bothered about what you publish."
One angry visitor told to the Newsline that he came in the morning and was asked by the guard to wait till noon. He angrily reacted that this is not the right way to treat the public as the officials are sitting there to serve the public.
This is the only CBSE office in the entire region and people come from far flung places such as Himachal, Punjab and Haryana. The office is usually open from 10 in the morning to 5 in the evening with an hour-long lunch break in between.
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)