IN AN apparent move to make Indian administration results oriented, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has asked the bureaucrats to be much more creative and imaginative. While addressing the first annual conference of chief secretaries in
on Monday, Mr Singh said the administrative apparatus would be able to match the demanding test of time only if it is innovative, flexible and quick. New Delhi
“It also requires that everyone in the administrative system is well informed, well trained and well equipped to tackle the tasks before him or her; to think not only of what we face today but what is likely to be encountered in the years ahead,” he said. He further added that governance now had become an extremely complex process, and the rising expectations of the people make them impatient with the speed at which results are delivered. “People today resent apathy, sloth, and corruption in any form and at any level of government more than ever before. There is clamour for accountability from all quarters – the legislature, the judiciary and the media,” he added. Prime Minister complimented the cabinet secretary KM Chandrasekhar for taking the initiative of proposing the conference.
Meanwhile, minister of state for personnel, public grievances and pensions, Prithviraj Chauhan in his address expressed concern over the drastic reduction of the number of All India Service officers deputed at the deputy secretary and director level to Centre during the recent years. He said that states or
should sponsor more officers for central deputation as they being with them the practical field experience, and in turn they are enriched by their exposure to policy making at the Central level. Union Territories
Administrators of 25 districts selected for MGNREGA awards
The government has selected top administrators of 25 districts in the country for the prestigious award of excellence in MGNREGA administration for 2008-09. Some of those officers who would receive the award in New Delhi on February 2, 2010, include M Ravinchandra, Chiroor district, AP, Mukesh Kumar Meena, Kurnool district of AP, Sonmoni Borah, Raipur district, Chhatisgarh, MS Paraste, Bastar district Chhattisgarh, Mohammad Shayin, Ambala distrcit, Haryana, RS Gupta, Kangra district, Himachal Pradesh, Dr Manish Ranjan, Deogarh district Jharkahnd, Ashok Kumar Singh, Idukki district, Kerala, Dr J Ravi Shankar, Belgaum district, Karnataka, Dr PC Jafar, Gulbarga district, Karnataka and Gulshan Bamra, Balaghat district, MP to name a few.
Action and Appointments
a) RK Bhatia, a 1974 batch UP cadre IPS has been appointed as Director General of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).
b) Vikram Srivastava, a 1973 batch UP cadre IPS has been appointed as Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).
c) Sunil Mitra joins on Monday as the revenue secretary in finance ministry.
d) The IPS (Pay) rules were amended to make mid career training mandatory for promotion of IPS officers holding the ranks of SP, DIG and IG. The duration of the course will be 8 weeks, 8 weeks and 4 weeks, respectively, for the three ranks. The first batch under the new Scheme will undergo training in 2010.