Be an enabler, instead of just a regulator: PM Modi to bureaucrats

21 Avril, 2017, 16:36 | Author: Marc Bacque
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The Prime Minister asked civil servants to break silos and work together as a team to perform and transform. Let us believe that through this setup we can bring a positive change in people's lives.

"To reform, political will is needed. I do not lack it and may be having a bit extra", the Prime Minister said.

However, he said hierarchy remains an issue and this is something which was inherited from colonial rulers and that was not left behind in Mussoorie, where the civil servants undergo training.

He also stressed upon the need to be outcome-centric in the wake of changing trends and times, focusing on the role of officers in bringing reform. He cautioned officers that the use of social media should not lead to a decline in this strength, even as social media and mobile governance are leveraged for connecting people to benefits and government schemes.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday there is no dearth of political will for reforms in his government, indicating more such measures despite opposition criticism that some of them were hastily implemented.

"Moving away from the time when government was everything, we are now in an era of competition".

"Earlier, role of the government, from healthcare to wanting to set up an industry, was very strong". General public depended on the government for all their needs.

Because there were now alternatives available, the government's responsibilities have grown, he added. He added that this increase is not in terms of scope of work, but in terms of the challenge. He said change in working style is the need of the hour for the progress of the country. From regulator, we need to be an enabling entity, " Modi said.


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