The code also cautions Ministers against private events hosted by individuals or groups tainted by controversy

Dont speak without knowing basics of issues CPI M issues code of conduct to Kerala Ministers
news Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 09:46

In the wake of recent controversies and gaffes involving its Ministers, the Kerala State Committee of the CPI (M) has framed a code of conduct for all its Ministers to follow, reports The Times of India. The guidelines were drafted during a meeting of the state committee to discuss the LDF’s electoral defeats in the Palakkad, Poonjar and Vattiyoorkkavu constituencies.

According to the report, the code of conduct requires ministers to spend five days a week in the state capital. Further, the code instructs Ministers to spare two hours every day for meeting the public and hearing their grievances. No meetings or official duties are to interrupt these visiting hours of the public.

The code also cautions Ministers against private events hosted by individuals or groups tainted by controversy.

Further, in the wake of controversy over sports minister EP Jayarajan wrongly referring to boxer Muhammed Ali as a native of Kerala, the code also specifies that no minister should make any public statements on any subject without knowing all of the basic information on it.

The full set of rules in the code of conduct has not yet been released.

 

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