Source: News Bharati English27 Oct 2016 18:57:34

New Delhi Oct 27: Expressing concern over the conventional approach of the bureaucracy towards implementation of developmental programmes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked young officers not to get influenced by politics while executing policy decisions.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked officers to inculcate the habit of team spirit. Modi urged officers to use two touchstones to help them in their decision-making so that the decisions should never be counter to national interest and should not harm the poorest of the poor. He was speaking at the Valedictory Session of IAS officers of 2014 batch at DRDO Bhawan.

He further added that, the attachment of IAS officers as Assistant Secretaries with the Union Government had been envisaged as a mechanism that would bring the best out of the blend of youth and experience.

On this occasion eight presentations on various themes of governance were made by the young officers. Presentations on the schemes of government such as Direct Benefit Transfer, Swachh Bharat, e-Courts, tourism, health and satellite applications were appreciated by Prime Minister Modi.

All the officers of 2014 batch had worked as assistant secretaries in 58 central government departments from August 1, instead of starting their career from the cadre states assigned to them, after their training at the Lal Bahadur Shashtri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie.

The officers were assigned important tasks related to policy and flagship programmes of the concerned ministries and departments. They were trained by principal mentors at the level of Secretary.

"The objective of this initiative is to provide exposure of government of India functioning to the IAS officers at a very early stage in their career," said official from Ministry of Personnel. He informed that this primary implementers in the field, and exposure would facilitate a broader macro perspective among young officers.