Reform to perform to transform: Modi to civil servants

Key takeaways from the civil services day held in New Delhi

GN Bureau | April 21, 2016


#civil servants   #civil services day   #narendra modi   #PMJDY  
PM Narendra Modi conferring awards on Civil Services Day at Vigyan Bhawan
PM Narendra Modi conferring awards on Civil Services Day at Vigyan Bhawan

Prime minister Narendra Modi conferred PM Awards for Excellence in Public Administration to civil servants on Thursday. These awards aim to acknowledge, recognise and reward the extraordinary and innovative work done by officers of the central and state governments for the welfare of common people.

 
A new category of excellence in implementing a priority programme has been added to the awards this time. It includes Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojna (PMJDY), Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen), Swachh Vidyalaya and Soil Health Card Scheme. A total of 10 districts were awarded this year under the four priority programmes.
 
Following are the key highlights of what Modi said at the civil services day:
 
  • Modi urged the civil servants to not to work in silos and be “the agents of change” in their respective organisations and departments.

     
  • He asked the civil servants to redefine their roles and move beyond the roles of controlling, regulating and managing. “Your mantra must be reform to perform to transform,” he said.
  • He also urged civil servants to engage more with people on ground. This will help the government in better implementation of its schemes and initiatives. “Be bold and look at new ways of achieving objectives in the interest of people.” 

     
  • Recalling the recent Committees of Secretaries which had been formed at his initiative to look into key areas of governance, he said that officers worked on these tasks voluntarily, after office hours and on holidays. He said these teams had successfully broken silos, and presented fresh ideas and suggestions. They had devoted 10,000 manhours to this work, he added.
 

Comments

 

Other News

Mumbai Airport: Less congestion, fewer delays, says MoCA

Mumbai is one of busiest airports in India, handling a large volume of domestic and international flights including military, non-scheduled and general aviation flights. Mumbai`s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has two intersecting runways which cannot be operated

“900 tenders worth Rs 150 crore?” For ward-level works: BMC

BrihanMumbai municipal corporation is floating nearly 900 tenders worth of Rs 150 crore in the next 10 days, but that is only for ward-level civic works, the BMC clarified on Monday, reacting to reports in a section of media.    “Since there are 25 wards in BMC, it involves m

Elections 2024: Banks, post offices to chip in for voter education

In a first-of-its-kind initiative, Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with two prominent organisations, the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) and the Department of Posts (DoP), to amplify its voter outreach and awareness efforts ahead of the forthcom

Charming tales of the Snakeman’s early years

Snakes, Drugs and Rock ’N’ Roll: My Early Years By Romulus Whitaker with Janaki Lenin HarperCollins, 400 pages, Rs 699

Gripping graphic narrative helps make sense of pandemics past

The Moral Contagion By Julia Hauser and Sarnath Banerjee HarperCollins, 140 pages, Rs 699 The world has lar

“Globally, there is unprecedented positivity for India”

Addressing the Viksit Bharat Viksit Uttar Pradesh program in Lucknow on Monday, prime minister Narendra Modi launched 14,000 projects across the state, worth more than Rs 10 lakh crore at the fourth groundbreaking ceremony of UP Global Investors Summit held in February 2023. The projects relate to sectors

Visionary Talk: Amitabh Gupta, Pune Police Commissioner with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now


Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook Twitter Google Plus Linkedin Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter