Need for harmony between States: Kumaraswamy
Bangalore, Mar 4: Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumarswamy today (Mar 4, 2006) stressed the need for harmony and complete understanding between State Governments and State Public Service Commissions to effectively deal with human resources requirements and recruitment of people with merit in government departments to bring change in the lives of the people.
Speaking after inaugurating the national conference of Chairpersons of State Public Services Commissions herey, he said the challenges faced in the governance of the state could only be met effectively through a civil service personnel with outstanding capacity and the required motivation to serve the community.
Stating that there was a steady decline in the qualities of competence, zeal and dedication among the civil servants over the years, he said ''we have have to gaurd against nepotism and favouritism'' .
He said his government was making a concerted effert to streamline examination process by employing latest IT tools to enhance the confidence of employment seeking youth of the state in the Public Service Commission.
Union Public Service Commission Chairman S R Hashim in his address stressed for some uniformity in the fucntioning of both Union and the state Public Service Commissions for a better coordination.
He said that UPSC has taken up with the government on certain amendments to the Act to ensure the integrity of examination and selection process of candidates.
The National Conference has entrusted to Karnataka PSC the task of upadating and compiling of subsequent court judgements on continuing basis, he said.
Mr Hashim also announced the 2005 National e-Governance Award for Kerala for its outstanding performance in computerisation of its Public Service Commission.