As government employees are paid by the State Exchequer, the public is entitled to have the best and brightest to serve them. There has to be a very robust mechanism in place to check the authenticity of educational and other certificates submitted by candidates aspiring for government jobs.
Any political interference and manipulation in the selection of government employees is unacceptable it being very unlawful. Infact the selection, promotion and transfer of all government employees should be totally insulated from any political machinations whatsoever. It should be all strictly on merit and merit alone should be the sole criteria in the selection and appointment of every government employee to any post. Infact Ministers and MLAs should have no say whatsoever in the recruitment process and it should be left to the heads of the concerned departments to select their required manpower absolutely on merit.
Over the last few years in particular thousands have been brazenly recruited into government service with merit thrown to the winds. It has been a deceitful attempt to create a vote bank while almost all jobs have been dished away to those without merit. All this is reflecting in the functioning of the government offices with very incompetent staff having managed to creep in with the blessings of their political god fathers. The direct result of employing WHO YOU KNOW NOT WHAT YOU KNOW!
The Civil and public service must always be of the highest caliber and must always be independent of the government, defending its neutrality and impartiality and not used or abused according to the whims of the political bosses. This is vital for good governance if the public who are the real paymasters are to have any faith and trust in the civil service and feel that they are getting value for money and a good return on their hard earned taxes.