No ‘Bhai’ culture in offices, maintain decorum: Odisha Govt

Bhubaneswar: In view of growing ‘Bhai’ culture in office campuses, Odisha government directed the officials to maintain proper decorum.

The order was issued by the Directorate of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services to its employees at all the branches on account of non disciplinary approach by the subordinates towards their seniors at offices.

A notification dated Nov 16 stated that the junior level officers of this Directorate and in field offices are not maintaining official decorum in dealing with their superiors even in presence of Higher Authority.

“The Technical officers are calling ‘Bhai’ to their senior officers like SDVO/CDVO and Joint Director Level-1. It is not proper in part of any of the government servant to address to their higher authority in this way, whatever personal relation they are having among them during office hours or office premises, which leads to not only violation of Odisha Government Servant Conduct Rules, 1959, but also amounts to insubordination,” the notification stated.

The Directorate ordered the junior officials to be careful for maintaining official decorum on office premises during duty hours in dealing with or addressing the superiors.

The authorities warned to take disciplinary action against the erring officials as per the rules.

“Any deviation in this matter will be viewed seriously and stringent disciplinary action as deemed proper will be initiated against the defaulting officer under Odisha Government Servant Conduct Rules,” the notification said.

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