PM Modi addresses Valedictory Session of IAS-2015 batch

ANI | Updated: Sep 26, 2017 19:11 IST

New Delhi [India] September 26 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed Valedictory Session of the Assistant Secretaries (IAS-2015 batch) here.

As part of their Valedictory Session as Assistant Secretaries, IAS officers of the 2015 batch today made presentations before the Prime Minister.

Eight selected presentations on various themes of governance were made by the officers, on themes such as rapid response for accident victims, tracking individual carbon footprints, financial inclusion, improving rural incomes, data driven rural prosperity, heritage tourism, railway safety, and central armed police forces.

Prime Minister Modi on this occasion said that it was indeed significant that the junior-most and senior-most officers are spending such a lot of time communicating with each other.

"The young officers must imbibe all the positives from these interactions," the Prime Minister said.

Prime Minister Modi asked young officers to focus on subjects such as GST implementation and boosting digital transactions, especially via the BHIM App.

He urged all officers to speed up the adoption of Government e- Marketplace (GeM) in their respective departments.

"This would eliminate middlemen, and result in savings for the government. The key aim of officers today is the welfare of the nation and its citizens," the Prime Minister added.

Giving examples of ODF targets and rural electrification, the Prime Minister urged the officers to work towards 100 per cent achievement of targets and added that the officers need to work towards creating the India of the dreams of freedom fighters, by 2022.

"Officers who have risen from humble backgrounds, should meet young students, and motivate them. Communication leads to compassion," the Prime Minister added. (ANI)