It is high time we change our working style, says PM Modi on Civil Services Day

It is high time we change our working style, says PM Modi on Civil Services Day

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday, said that the era of development, India is witnessing presently, needs us to bring a change in our working style. The present era is of competition and the trends that have changed in last 15-20 years have altered the dynamics, the Prime Minister stated while conferring awards for Excellence in Public Administration on the occasion of Civil Services Day.

Changing trends in the last 15-20 years have altered the dynamics, he stated, adding, “Competition can play a big role in bringing a qualitative change. People are now seeing alternatives and with changing times, a need may arise that we may have to change our working style.”

The PM also suggested E-governance as a vital tool to reach out to people of the country for benefitting them. “E-governance, M-governance, social media- these are good means to reach out to the people and for their benefits,” PM Modi said.

What else he said:

  • Earlier, role of the government, from healthcare to wanting to set up an industry, was very strong but things have changed in 15 years and it can be about a private airline or a private healthcare service.
  • From regulator, we need to be an enabling entity.
  • With quantum jump in work, must also come a qualitative change.
  • Hierarchy remains an issue- this is something we inherited from colonial rulers and we did not leave that behind in Mussoorie.
  • A spirit of ownership is essential. Let us believe that through this set up we can bring a positive change in people’s lives.
  • The push for reform comes from political leadership but the perform angle is determined by officers.
  • Jan Bhagidari transforms every policy of ours and its implementation has to be outcome centric.
  • India is seen as a ray of hope world over and our democratic values are globally admired.


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