PM Narendra Modi says boldness required to drive change

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that young civil servants to avoid getting into a mindset that resists change.

Published: 03rd July 2017 06:47 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd July 2017 06:47 PM   |  A+A-

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (EPS | Shekhar Yadav)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Asking civil servant to adapt boldness in decision-making, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that young civil servants to avoid getting into a mindset that resists change.

Interacting with 2015 officers from the Indian Administrative Service, PM said that India has not progressed as much as it should have and asserted that boldness is required to drive change.

PM told the young civil servants to avoid getting into a mindset that resists change, and fill India's administrative system with the energy of ‘New India’, a statement issued by the PMO said.

He also said countries that achieved independence after India and faced greater resource constraints than India, have touched new heights of development. But, he underlined that boldness is required to drive change.

The Prime Minister further said that ‘a fragmented administrative arrangement does not allow the collective capabilities of officers to deliver to the optimum level. Dynamic change is needed to transform the system.”

He asked young officers to interact freely with senior-most officers of the Union government over the next three months of their stint as Assistant Secretaries so that the system could benefit from the combination of their energy and fresh ideas, and the administrative experience of Secretary-level officers, the statement said.

The prime minister asked the young officers to recall their life up to the day of the UPSC result, the challenges they faced and use the opportunities they will now have, to bring about positive changes in the system, and the lives of the common people.

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