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PM asks IAS officers to be sensitive to circumstances

Addressing IAS officers of the 2014 batch, who have been appointed as Assistant Secretaries to the Union government, Modi said, “The officers have a great opportunity to enhance their skills and learning, far beyond what they had imbibed during their training so far.”

The PM asked them to use the next three months to add value their own skill-sets and also attempt to add value to the working of the departments they had been attached with. Stressing on use of technology in governance, the PM advised the young officers to work towards technology upgradation in the working of government.

The Prime Minister also urged officers not to be overawed by hierarchy and to be frank and fearless in their interaction with senior officers during the next three months of their attachment as Assistant Secretaries.

He said that this is a new feature of IAS training begun with the 2013 batch and it ensures that IAS officers have a stint at the Centre right at the beginning of their career.
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