26 September,New Delhi
Prime Minister has asked the young IAS officers to focus on subjects like GST implementation and boosting digital transactions, especially via the BHIM App.
Narendra Modi said it is significant that the junior-most and senior-most officers are spending a lot of time communicating with each other and the young officers must imbibe all the positives from these interactions.
He was addressing the valedictory session of Assistant Secretaries of 2015 batch of IAS in New Delhi today.
Modi urged all officers to speed up the adoption of Government e- Marketplace (GeM) in their respective departments as this would eliminate middlemen and result in savings for the government.
Giving examples of Open Defection Free targets and rural electrification, Prime Minister urged the officers to work towards 100 per cent achievement of targets.
He also urged the officers to work towards creating the India of the dreams of freedom fighters, by 2022. He said that officers who have risen from humble backgrounds, should meet young students and motivate them. He said, the key aim of officers today is the welfare of the nation and its citizens and they should work with team spirit.
The Officers made several presentations before the Prime Minister.
The themes of presentations included, rapid response for accident victims, tracking individual carbon footprints, financial inclusion, improving rural incomes, data driven rural prosperity, heritage tourism, railway safety, and central armed police forces.