The Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi addressing the Assistant Secretaries (IAS Officers of 2014 batch), in New Delhi on August 02, 2016. The Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C), Prime Minister?s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh, the Cabinet Secretary, Mr. Pradeep Kumar Sinha, the Additional Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Dr. P.K. Mishra and the Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Mr. B.P. Sharma are also seen.
Be Frank And Fearless
New Delhi (PIB-GR-TYP-BIN): The Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi advised young IAS officers to remain sensitive to their circumstances and surroundings, in order to be able to effectively connect with the people of India.
Addressing IAS Officers of the 2014 batch at the Inaugural Session of Assistant Secretaries on August 2, the Prime Minister said that they had a great opportunity to enhance their skills and learning, far beyond what they had imbibed during their training so far. He urged them to use the next three months, to add value their own skill-sets, and also attempt to add value to the working of the Departments they had been attached with. He particularly mentioned the use of technology in governance, and asked the young officers to work towards technology upgradation in the working of Government.
The Prime Minister urged the officers not to be overawed by hierarchy, and to be frank and fearless in their interaction with senior officers during the next three months of their attachment as Assistant Secretaries to the Union Government. He mentioned that this is a new feature of IAS training begun with the 2013 batch, and it ensures that IAS officers have a stint at the Centre right at the beginning of their career – an opportunity that their seniors may not have had.
The Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Dr. Jitendra Singh and senior Government Officers were present on the occasion.