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IAS officers of 2015 batch make presentations to PM

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New Delhi, September 26, 2017

As part of their valedictory session as Assistant Secretaries, Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers of the 2015 batch today made eight presentations before Prime Minister Narendra Modi on various themes of governance.
The topics covered by the presentations included rapid response for accident victims, tracking individual carbon footprints, financial inclusion, improving rural incomes, data-driven rural prosperity, heritage tourism, railway safety, and Central Armed Police Forces, an official press release said.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said it was significant that the junior-most and senior-most officers were spending such a lot of time communicating with each other. The young officers must imbibe all the positives from these interactions. He asked them to focus on subjects such as Goods and Service Tax (GST) implementation and boosting digital transactions, especially via the BHIM App.
He urged all officers to speed up the adoption of Government e- Marketplace (GeM) in their respective departments. He said this would eliminate middlemen, and result in savings for the government.
Giving examples of open defecation free (ODF) targets and rural electrification, Mr Modi urged the officers to work towards 100% achievement of targets.  He urged the officers to work towards creating the India of the dreams of freedom fighters by 2022. Officers who have risen from humble backgrounds, should meet young students, and motivate them. Communication leads to compassion, the Prime Minister added.
He said the key aim of officers today is the welfare of the nation and its citizens. He urged the officers work with team spirit, and make teams wherever they go.
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