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Responsibility, accountability,impartiality important aspects of Civil Services: Rajnath
NEW DELHI, Apr 20: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the two-day 11th Civil Services Day programme here today.

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh presided over the function.

Also present on the occasion were Additiona Principal Secretary to PM Dr P.K.Mosra. Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha, Unio Secretary DoPT B.P. Sharma,Union Secretary for Administrative Reforms senior officerfrom Govt of India as was senior bureaucrate from different States.

Speaking on the occasion, Rajnath Singh said that Civil servants are fortunate to have certain opportunities, responsibilities and minimum facilities at a very young age and the country has a lot of hopes from them. He wished the civil servants on the occasion of Civil Services Day and said that Civil Services Day provides a platform to discuss and deliberate upon various issues and is also a forum to introspect. The civil servants should introspect their commitment to the people on this occasion, he added.

Rajnath Singh said that India is emerging as a fastest growing economy and the standard of living of people has improved since independence and it is the responsibility of the civil servants to contribute to the better quality of life of the people. He said that civil servants provide administrative continuity in the country and Indian polity has never faced a vacuum in all these years. He said that civil servants have many powers, but power comes always with responsibility and accountability. The responsibility can be shared, but the accountability cannot be shared, he added. He said that the civil servants should endeavour to become part of the solution and should never be a part of the problem.

Dr Jitendra Singh said that nearly seven decades ago, the then Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel had addressed the first batch of civil servants after independence and today also the civil servants are being addressed by the illutrious Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. He said that this is the occasion to reorient ourselves to the making of 'New India’. The civil servants are to adapt themselves to the vision of contemporary leadership under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he added.

The inaugural session was followed by a Plenary Session on the topic ‘Creating value through Human Capital Management in Government’and three Breakaway Sessions on subjects related to Agriculture, Energy and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship are also being organised on the occasion.

News Updated at : Thursday, April 20, 2017
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