Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked 175 IAS officers, deputed at the Centre for three months, to apprise themselves with all the information regarding Goods and Services Tax (GST) so that they, in turn, can help in the implementation of the new tax properly.
Delivering his address at the Inaugural Session of Assistant Secretaries (IAS Officers of the 2015 batch) at DRDO Bhawan in the national capital, Modi advised the young officers to open themselves to adopt changes so that babudom could be filled with new energy.
He asserted the fact that India has not reached the development level which it should have by now.
Stating that boldness is required to drive change, the Prime Minister said that a fragmented administrative arrangement does not allow the collective capabilities of officers to deliver to the optimum level.
Modi advised them to freely interact with senior-most officers of the Union Government so that the system could benefit from the combination of their energy and fresh ideas, and the administrative experience of secretary-level officers.
Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Dr. Jitendra Singh and senior Government Officers were present on the occasion.