Ever since Mr Adityanath took charge of UP, he has been advising ministers to change their working style.

Lucknow:  In a fresh direction and stern tone, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath told ministers in his government to declare their assets and property by March 31 every year. An official said on Tuesday that the Chief Minister also warned the ministers against any laxity in this regard.

Right after his oath ceremony last month, Yogi Adityanath had told his cabinet ministers to submit details of their wealth within 15 days. And now he wants them to make it a yearly ritual.

The ministers have been told to keep a distance from contractors and business entities. And any gift that costs more than Rs 5,000 is not to be accepted, he specified. 

They have been refrained from staying in luxurious properties and discouraged to attend parties and dinners. For personal visits as well as official tours, the ministers have been instructed to stay in government Circuit House and not to accept favours from anyone. 

Earlier, he had urged “all his ministerial colleagues to shun siren and hooters as they create noise pollution”.

Ever since Mr Adityanath took charge of Uttar Pradesh in March, he has been advising ministers and officials to change their working style and work towards better and cleaner governance.

He asked top officials to be transparent in recruitments and not work under political pressure. He also expects them to work 18-20 hours a day.

It’s not just a corruption-free system that Mr Adityanath is aspiring for, he also wants the state to be clean in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. 

He asked his ministers to pledge to clean up their neighbourhoods and commit at least 100 hours every year to the cause. He also banned all forms of tobacco from the government headquarters after spotting gutka and paan stains on the floors and walls.

(With inputs from IANS)

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