AIR Debate – Prime Minister Address at Civil Services Day
PM Modi exhorted to Civil servants on 10th civil service day to move beyond change and controlling regulating and undertaking managerial roles. He urged civil servants to maintain a positive outlook, convert adversity into opportunity, and strive towards perfection. The civil services day which was constituted by previous congress government to reward the civil servants, PM essentially wants the civil servants to perform to transform.
The PM Minister speech is truly motivating in the sense it encourages the civil servants to be more encouraging and innovative. It is evident from the today’s speech that civil servants who come from extremely diverse background need to more proactive and ambitious in achieving the goals to transform the society in to more rationale and more humane.
The Prime Minister mentioned what is known as “Jhan Bhaagedaari” approach for effective governance of the people. He said it is need of the hour to involve more and more people in the governance to make it more sensitive in defining the lives of the people. Along with this on the subject of good governance, the Prime Minister said it requires the ART of Accountability, Responsibility and Transparency. He said that as the Indian economy moves from “scarcity” to “plenty,” the Civil Services required capacity-building to be able to better serve people. The Prime Minister urged senior Civil Servants to spend time in motivating youth to aspire for, and join the Civil Services, to ensure that the best talent was available to the Government.
Prime minister urged to promote for social integration in the society. He recalled Sardar Patel’s vision of the Civil Services of independent India, and the role of the Civil Services in national integration. The Prime Minister said today socio-economic integration should also be an objective of the Civil Services. He said national unity today implied an end to the digital divide, urban-rural divide, and all forms of socio-economic inequity. He said the entire administrative machinery today should be geared up to serve the needs of society.
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