Use technology to provide better governance: PM tells officers

RSTV Bureau

Addressing the Valedictory Session of Assistant Secretaries, IAS officers of the 2015 batch in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra urged all officers to speed up the adoption of Government e- Marketplace (GeM) for better governance.

“Government e- Marketplace (GeM) eliminates middlemen, and result in savings for the government,” he said.

PM ModiPM Modi said that it was indeed significant that the junior-most and senior-most officers are spending such a lot of time communicating with each other.

Giving examples of ODF targets and rural electrification, the Prime Minister urged the officers to work towards 100 percent achievement of targets.

He also urged the officers to work towards creating the India of the dreams of freedom fighters, by 2022.

“Officers, who have risen from humble backgrounds, should meet young students, and motivate them. Communication leads to compassion, ” the Prime Minister said.

He said that the young officers must imbibe all the positives from these interactions and asked young officers to focus on subjects such as GST implementation and boosting digital transactions, especially via the BHIM App.

He said that the key aim of officers today is the welfare of the nation and its citizens. He urged the officers work with team spirit, and make teams wherever they go.

8 selected presentations on various themes of governance were made by the officers, on themes such as 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.