POLITICS SHOULD never override policy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday told a batch of young IAS officers and urged departmental secretaries later in the day to “critically evaluate government work”.
The Prime Minister formed 10 new Groups of Secretaries that will submit reports on various governance issues by the end of November. Previously, eight Groups of Secretaries were formed but they worked on specific themes, whereas this time the focus of the groups will be on sectors such as agriculture, energy, transport, a statement from the PMO said.
Speaking of demographic dividend, Modi said all groups must prioritise harnessing the strengths of the 800 million youth of India as part of their recommendations. Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister met young IAS officers who had just completed three months working in various central departments before their postings in respective cadres.
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“Stating that politics should never override policy, the Prime Minister urged the officers to use two touchstones to help them in their decision-making: that the decisions should never be counter to national interest, and that the decisions should not harm the poorest of the poor,” the PMO statement said.
The IAS officers of 2014 batch, who have completed their three-month stint at Centre as Assistant Secretaries, made eight presentations before the PM on various themes of governance such as DBT, Swachh Bharat, e-Courts, Tourism, Health and Satellite Applications in Governance.