Prime Minister Narendra Modi told young IAS officers on Tuesday not be overawed by hierarchy and to be frank and fearless in their interaction with senior officers over the next three months.
Addressing the IAS officers of the 2014 batch at the inaugural session of assistant secretaries, Modi asked the young officers to use the next three months to enhance their skills and learning, far beyond what they had imbibed during their training so far.
Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) had started a system to attach IAS officer just out of the training academy as assistant secretary in the central government for three months before they go back to the states for their first field posting. The idea behind the plan was to give young officers a sense of the decision-making process in Delhi.
As part of this scheme, a group of IAS officers is attached with a particular department under the watchful eyes of the department secretary, who is required to mentor them.
A PMO statement said Modi also advised them to remain sensitive to their circumstances and surroundings to be able to effectively connect with the people of India.