Thiruvananthapuram: Several government nominees on the director boards of public sector undertakings, statutory bodies and autonomous institutions often absent themselves from the board meetings. The nominees are usually officials of the rank of joint secretary and above.
Though officials from all departments have to take the blame, sources say, those from the Finance Department are the major defaulters. Additional Chief Secretary (Finance) L.C. Goyal has issued a circular frowning upon the absenteeism among the officials in the department. Last year also, he had done so, but, it seems, to no avail.