Use technology to simplify governance: Modi to bureaucrats

Focus attention on the 100 most backward districts of India, said the prime minister

GN Bureau | August 26, 2017


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Illustration: Ashish Asthana
Illustration: Ashish Asthana

 Officers must not restrict themselves to files, but go to the field, to understand the true impact of decision-making, prime minister Narendra Modi told senior bureaucrats.

Modi on Thursday interacted with a group of over 80 additional secretaries and joint secretaries. This was the second of five such interactions.
 
During the interaction, officers shared their experiences about performance based administration, innovation in governance, waste management, river and environment pollution, forestry, sanitation, climate change, value addition in agriculture, education and skill development.
 
The prime minister emphasised that officers must not restrict themselves to files, but go to the field, to understand the true impact of decision-making. In this context, he recalled the experience of officers in post-earthquake reconstruction in Gujarat, in 2001.
 
He said that officers should not look on their work as just a duty, but an opportunity to make a positive transformation for governance in the country. He urged them to use technology interventions to simplify governance processes.
 
He 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.
 

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