The CM is bothered about negative reports in the media. In his August meeting, he had asked officials to appoint a nodal officer to respond and issue clarifications to reports in the media.
“Only 2-3 department heads have followed my directive. Henceforth, you have to issue a clarification to the negative reports in the media. I won’t tolerate negligence or excuses in this regard. You have to send a clarification to my office the same day a report is published in the newspaper. If you don’t respond, the news will be construed as true by the people,’’ he said. CM to babus: Aim to achieve 100%.
For the full report in the ToI, click here.
Now, compared to the run-of-the-mill neta's, who keep palming off media reports pointing out wrongs as fabrications, it is most refreshing to find a CM directing his officers to check out the facts and issue necessary clarifications, which then also implies that they should act on the required corrections to the wrongs. Way to go, Sir.
Perhaps, the CM should also include the increasingly relevant Social Media in the scope of this exercise.