New Delhi, April 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.
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.
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.
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 illustrious Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
Dr Jitendra Singh said that the Ministry of Personnel has made various efforts and taken many new initiatives in the last three years. The Government has taken steps to provide work-friendly environment, he added. He said that the target of the Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is: ‘Maximum Governance, Minimum Government’ and to achieve this, civil servants are an essential tool.
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 organized on the occasion.