PM Narendra Modi in an interaction with IAS officers of 2017 batch on Tuesday (File photo)
PM Narendra Modi in an interaction with IAS officers of 2017 batch on Tuesday (File photo)

PM urges young Assistant Secretaries to adopt citizen-centric approach to tasks

ANI | Updated: Jul 02, 2019 20:17 IST

New Delhi [India], July 2 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged young Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers to incorporate new vision, ideas and a citizen-centric perspective to approach the tasks assigned to them during their stint as assistant secretaries.
During their interaction with the Prime Minister here, nearly 160 officers of the 2017 batch who have recently been appointed assistant secretaries in the Government of India shared their experiences on field training.
The young officers also related those experiences with their classroom training sessions in Mussoorie. The officers who had worked in the Aspirational Districts related how the recent initiatives in these districts are performing on ground.
The Prime Minister further described the upcoming three-month attachment of the officers, in the GoI, as extremely important, and part of a well-thought-out process. He said that each one of the officers had a chance to influence policy formulation during this period.
He noted that the objective of the programme was to infuse novelty and freshness into the working of the government. The confluence of experience and freshness would be beneficial to the system, he stressed.
He added that they should approach the tasks given to them from a fresh and "citizen-centric perspective."
The Prime Minister also emphasised that the officers should try to come out with holistic solutions to the problems assigned to them.
He urged them to relate the work they would do in New Delhi to their recent experiences in the field. Minister of State Jitendra Singh and senior officials from the Prime Minister's Office and the Department of Personnel and Training were present on the occasion.
An audio-visual film depicting the life and achievements of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who is considered the architect of the Civil Services in India, was also shown on the occasion. (ANI)