Ajit Singh, an employee of Jaipur Vidyut Vitran Nigam was hauled up for being absent during a surprise audit at the office in the Kota zone of Rajasthan. However, instead of apologising, he pointed out how tardy his own boss was!
GS Bairwa, chief engineer, Kota zone, Jaipur Vidyut Vitran Nigam shot off a notice to Singh on finding that his signature was missing from the attendance register during the surprise inspection. The notice demanded an explanation from Singh for his absence at the said time and date of inspection, but Bairwa wasn’t prepared for the response that Singh gave.
Singh coolly responded on the same notice with a comment stating clearly that since the chief engineer himself was never on time, Singh also chose not to be on time! Singh of course maintains that his response, albeit daring, was an honest and fair one.
Talking of punctuality, the Tripura government recently ordered its staff to maintain punctuality and regular attendance . They have been told that they will face action if they fail to comply. Employees have been directed to reach office on time and not to leave office before 5:30 pm on working days. This is to ensure that services are available to the public from 10 a.m. on all working days. Those who wish to leave before 5:30 will need to seek special permission from the concerned seniors.