PUDUCHERRY -- Employees at the Block Development Office, were in for a surprise as Puducherry Minister for Agriculture, Education and Electricity R Kamalakannan made an unannounced punctuality check and issued stern warning to latecomers.
The minister had reached the BDO office around 8.45 on Monday morning and checked the attendance register.
Several staffers who turned up late at the office promptly received a stern warning from the Minister himself.
"Hereafter, latecomers will have to face departmental action," he said.
"Punctuality is essential for development," he told them.
Stating that he would continue to make such unannounced visits, he urged the officials of Agriculture, Education and Electricity departments to ensure punctuality.
This is the second such visit by the Minister to a government office in Karaikal district within a week.