NEW DELHI: Emphasizing the importance of breaking silos and efficient internal communication between various departments of the Government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pressed the bureaucracy to take speedy decisions.
While addressing over 70 Additional Secretaries and joint secretaries of the central government, the Prime Minister also underlined the necessity of speed and efficiency in decision making that promises “honest decision-making with good intention would always be encouraged.”
According to a statement issued by the PMO, Modi asked the officers to focus attention on the 100 most backward districts of India, so that they can be brought up to the national average level, on various development parameters.
Modi asked the officers to work to promote this spontaneous upsurge of talent, recalling the spirit and energy that they themselves would have possessed in the first three years of their service.
Modi said all officers must keep the poor and the ordinary citizens in their minds while taking decisions, the PMO said. The prime minister said this was a unique opportunity for the officers to deliver their utmost for the benefit of the nation.
PMO statement further said that during the interaction, officers shared their experiences on subjects such as a digital and smart governance, administrative procedures and accountability, transparency, doubling of farmers' income, skill development, Swachh Bharat, consumer rights, environment protection, and building of New India by 2022. The prime minister said the world is looking towards India with positive expectations and said the entire world feels that a successful India is vital for a global balance.
“There is also a strong undercurrent for excellence from the common citizens of India and youth from humble backgrounds, with very limited resources are achieving best positions in competitive exams and sports,” PMO statement said