Tensions, struggles don’t bring change: PM Modi tells IAS officers

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Nov 19, 2015 14:32 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the inaugural ceremony of 6th Global Focal Point Conference on Asset Recovery, in New Delhi. (PTI File Photo)

Tensions and struggles do not bring change, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday as he asked young IAS officers to bring about positive change that will benefit the nation.

“Tensions and struggles don’t bring change. It is about how many people to integrate,” Modi said during his interaction with 169 IAS officers of the 2013 batch.

Noting that they are the people going to manage several districts across India, he said, adding, “The positive change you bring will be beneficial for the nation.”

He said 10 years are very crucial for them and they should make the most of these years and ensure their foundations are strong.

“Our actions must be in tune with our vision. What we learn on the ground is very important,” the Prime Minister said, encouraging them to initiate people-friendly initiatives to ease governance.

These IAS officers, for the first time, began their career as assistant secretaries from the national Capital, rather than their respective states allocated to them as cadres. They have been assigned important desks related to policy and flagship programmes of ministries and departments.

They are being groomed by principal mentors at the level of secretary and divided into four clusters -- infrastructure, social sector, regulatory, enabling or support sector and economic or commerce-related -- as assigned by the cabinet secretary.

Apart from the desk work, the officers have been visiting attached offices apart from undertaking field visits.

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