|2014 batch IAS officers during the interactive session|
IN A unique interaction between 11 union ministers, all from Uttar Pradesh, and about 35 IAS officers of 2014 batch —either of UP cadre or those hailing from the state —the Central government on Wednesday wanted to send a message to the young bureaucrats: Bear empathy for the last man in the queue. The young officers presently posted in various ministries and departments as assistant secretaries, participated in the interactive session which was addressed by three cabinet ministers including…union home minister Rajnath Singh, defence minister Manohar Parrikar and minister of women and child development Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi. Let’s first check who advised what.
Home minister Rajnath Singh asked the officers to:
1. Always uphold reputation and credibility.
2. Bear empathy for the last man in the queue.
3. Shoulder big responsibility in the district.
4. Win the trust of the common people without hurting their feelings.
5. Don’t hesitate to put across your points of view before the ministers in case of difference of opinion.
Defence minister Manohar Parrikar asked the officers to:
1. Always show concern to the interests of poor people.
2. Show sensitivity to issues of the Armed forces personnel and ex-servicemen.
Minister of women and child development Ms Maneka Sanjay Gandhi asked the officers to:
1. Show a sense of compassion and kindness to resolve the problems of the common man.
The other ministers who participated in the interactive session included MoS for tourism (independent charge) and culture Mahesh Sharma, MoS for minority Affairs (independent charge) and parliamentary affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, MoS (external affairs) general (Retd.) VK Singh, MoS of water resources Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, MoS of food processing industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, MoS of HRD Mahendra Nath Pandey, MoS in women and child development Ms Krishna Raj and MoS in health and family welfare Ms Anupriya Patel.