President Droupadi Murmu Urges New IAS Officers To Shape A Strong India Of 2047
New Delhi: A group of 175 IAS officers of 2020 batch, currently deputed to various Union Ministries and Departments as Assistant Secretaries, called on President Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan on August 25.
The President said the civil servants have an important role to play in helping India emerge as a global hub of knowledge, supply chain, innovation, technology-development and other fields. At the same time, India has to strengthen its leadership position in areas of socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable development, she added while addressing the IAS officers.
Pointing out that by 2047, officers of 2020 batch will be among the seniormost decision-makers, the President urged them to work with passion and pride, and ensure that the India of 2047 will be much more prosperous, strong and happy.
To shape that India of 2047, the President urged them to work with a modern and service-oriented mindset.
Noting that tremendous growth in infrastructure has made it easier to reach remote parts of the country, she said civil servants are expected to reach the last person or the most deprived or underprivileged person in their area of responsibility and improve their living condition.
They can help open up opportunities for those who are not aware of welfare schemes or development programmes.
The President said civil servants should be especially mindful and active with respect to constitutional provisions related to Panchayati Raj Institutions, administration and control of Scheduled Areas and Scheduled Tribes, and provisions about administration of tribal areas in the North-East mentioned in the Sixth Schedule.
The IAS officers, she said, should be fired by the passion to make their area ‘number one’ in terms of human development indices and be sensitive to the people they are duty-bound to serve.