Give Ideas For Transformative Change: PM Modi Asks Babus

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5:09 pm 1 Jan, 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made it clear to bureaucrats that they need to come up with ideas for “transformative change” in areas such as good governance, employment generation, education and health, farmer-centric initiatives, Swachh Bharat and Ganga rejuvenation; and energy efficiency.

Modi, who held a 70-minute interaction with Secretaries to the government of India, stressed upon the need to focus on measures that will transformatively improve the lives of people.


PM Modi meeting with the Secretaries to the Government of India.narendramodi

PM Modi meeting with the Secretaries to the Government of India. (narendramodi)


The prime minister emphasized that it is important to have people’s participation in governance, and empowerment of the common man.



Taking stock of projects through videoconferencing. (narendramodi)

He asked the bureaucrats to “break silos” and leverage their experience in various domains of the governance to deliver results.





The Prime Minister Office (PMO) said that the expertise of the Secretaries should bring about “breakthroughs, rather than incremental change.”





“The Secretaries will now interact among each other, in sub-groups over the next two weeks, after which they will present their ideas and suggestions to the Prime Minister,” the PMO statement said.




PM Modi last held such a meeting on March 31, when secretaries had raised their concerns on officers being persecuted for political reasons. In that meeting, he asked the senior bureaucrats to simplify and streamline the administrative rules and procedures to make them people-friendly. He had emphasized that it is important that in governance, ideas should be converted into institutions because institutions last longer than individuals.

PM Modi interacts with top ministries and also state chief secretaries on the last Wednesday of every month on videoconference, to review the status of infrastructure projects.

Here is the series of tweets by the PM:


Meanwhile, from January 1, 2016, PM Modi has announced that there will be no interviews for central government jobs in Class-III and IV categories.

The prime minister has termed it as a “New Year Gift” to the youth and said the move will check corruption in employment and pave way for deserving candidates.

From January 1, there will be no recruitment with interview at the junior level posts in government of central ministries, departments, attached and subordinate offices, autonomous bodies.

“We are going to give a unique gift to the youth, such a unique gift which will free the youth from corruption, it will free the youth from being compelled to depend on anybody,” he has said.




Modi had first talked about his intent to abolish interviews for lower level government jobs in his last Independence Day address.

The PM has also urged the chief ministers of all states to scrap interviews in state government jobs.

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