India, Jan. 14 -- The government will not hesitate in removing officers, who are not performing and acting like "dead assets", Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari issued a stern warning on Monday.

The Union minister was speaking at the road safety stakeholders meeting during the 31st National Road Safety Week.

"Those non-productive, non-performing, dead assets in the government ... should be shown the exit door. There should not be any hesitation," Gadkari said.

"They lack sensitivity, they lack decision making, they make wrong DPRs (Detail Project Reports) and sit on the file for years. They neither make decisions nor allow others to make decisions. There is a limit to testing one's patience," he said.

"We can no...