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Officers should not shy away from difficult postings: Modi

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 08, 2018 Published on January 05, 2018

Government officers posted in difficult or backward districts should consider themselves privileged for the opportunity to bring positive change in the regions according to Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.

While addressing the conference on Transformation of Aspirational Districts and interacting with officials in-charge of transformation of the 115 backward districts, he said, “Usually officers are worried when they get a posting in a less developed region. This should not be the approach. Officers should be glad that they have got the opportunity to make even the slightest of change in these troubled areas.”

“Usually officers tend to avoid such postings. This should not be the case as all known and better performing officers have worked in some of the worst performing districts in the country,” he added.

Modi also said that there have been some positive initiatives that were initiated by certain officers but were shelved when they were transferred. He said, “Many positive initiatives undertaken by certain officers are junked when the official is transferred to a different arm of the government. This should not happen and there must be consistency in functioning.”

Modi also said that the 115 backward districts will be monitored on various development parameters for the coming three months. He said. “The 115 backward districts will be monitored till April 14 this year. Depending on the performance of these districts, I will visit the best performing one and will want to learn from the officers in-charge about the approach they have adopted to do well.”

Published on January 05, 2018
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