Revolutionary governance reforms brought in two years: Dr Jitendra

Addressing the Valedictory Session of the two-day National Symposium on ”Excellence in Training” at Vigyan Bhawan here today, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports, MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said that revolutionary governance reforms were brought in last two years under the Modi Government, some of which no other government in the past had dared to venture.
Dr Jitendra Singh recalled that soon after the present government took over, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave us the golden Mantra of “Maxmum governance,minimum government”. Thereafter, not only he himself stuck to this dictum but also inspired his other colleagues in the government to follow the same and make the governance and administration more responsive, citizen centric and accountable,he said.
Referring to some of the path breaking reforms, Dr Jitendra Singh said, within few months of the formation of government, the age old practice of getting the certificates attested by gazetted officers was abolished. This not only brought convenience to the youth aspiring for jobs and for other applications, but also sent out a message that the Modi Government had the capacity to trust the citizens of this country.
Similarly, from the 1st of January this year, Dr Jitendra Singh said, the practice of interviews had been discontinued in all the Central Ministries and Departments for selection to junior level posts so that every individual regardless of his background or socio-economic status may have the opportunity to prove his caliber at a level playing field.Complementing the officers who were awarded in today’s function, Dr Jitenrda Singh emphasized that various mid-career and other training courses for bureaucrats and other officers have been given reorientation in order to match the requirements of 21st century india.
Jaco Ceilaro UNDP, Union Secretary Personnel Sanjay Kothari,B.S. Paswan Head of UPSC Committee for Civil Services, Additional Secretary P.K. Das and other senior officers were also present at the Symposium.

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