As reported, just a few days ago the Civil supplies and Consumer affair minister paid a surprise visit to his own department though a rare one. To his surprise nearly half of the employees were not on duty. It’s a glaring dereliction of duty. Therefore they need to be taken to task. All the government employees are paid from exchequers money. Such a situation needs to be addressed with exemplary punishment. In the process of his visit, minister was also surprised to see the surplus employees in the department. It will be in the fitness of things if the excess staff are transferred to other government departments where there is shortage of staff. Other ministers should also pay surprise visits to their respective departments, it will do a lot of good to the public.