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PM Modi addresses Civil Servants on 11th Civil services day

PM Modi addresses Civil Servants on 11th Civil services day
Written by Pallavi Parmar

Every year on 21 April Civil services day observed. According to the government this is “an occasion for the civil servants to rededicate themselves to the cause of citizens and renew their commitment to public service and excellence in work”. Today on the occasion of this 11th civil services day Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the civil services officers in Delhi. PM Modi in his speech said that there is a need to bring a qualitative change in the functioning of civil services. He said “Changing trends in the last 15-20 years have altered the dynamics. Competition can play a big role in bringing a qualitative change,” and asked to stop being regulators to start being enablers.

In 1947 Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel had expressed his thoughts to the first batch of civil servants, pressed on the privilege that these new civil servants will not be working and taking instructions of “foreign masters” and that they will now have the satisfaction of taking orders and working for “fellow Indians”. Today after seven decades, PM Narendra Modi addressed civil services officers with vision to focused on development and good governance and with the help of technology civil servants can improve service delivery mechanism.

On this occasion of Civil Services Day, all officers of Central and State Governments are honoured for excellence in public administration by the Prime Minister of India. The ‘Prime Minister Award for Excellence in Public Administration’ is presented in three categories. Under this scheme of awards instituted in 2006, all the officers individually or as group or as organisation are eligible.

So, today Prime Minister Modi confers the Prime Minister’s awards for effective implementation of Programmes and Innovation. These awards are primarily on excellence in implementation of five priority programmes –Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY), Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY), e-National Agriculture Market (eNAM) and Standup India, Startup India. The awards have been instituted with a view to acknowledge, recognize and reward the extraordinary and innovative work done by Districts and Organizations of the Central and State governments for the welfare of common citizen.

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Pallavi Parmar

Journalism is my profession, Blogging and Writing are my passion, Travelling is my love, Food is my life and Feminist by nature.

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