Thursday, November 15, 2018

Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu’s 10 commandments for bureaucrats

Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday asked India's civil servants to be flexible, adaptable, open and dynamic, and strive to reform outdated government practices. He was interacting with the officers of 93rd foundation course at the Dr Marri Channa Reddy Human Resource Development Institute, in Hyderabad. Here are Vice President’s 10 commandments for bureaucrats:

1. Don’t remain static and let complacency set in. Civil servants cannot be bogged down by the tendency to adhere to status quo.
2. Civil servants should be flexible, adaptable, open and dynamic and must be agile and proactive. 
3. One should forever remain connected to the pulse of the common man who you are expected to serve.
4. One needs to adopt corruption free, citizen-centric and business friendly governance so that the fruits of development reach the last man in the line.
5. Civil servants have the unique responsibility of harmonising social, cultural, linguistic, religious and economic differences in the country.
6. Civil services officers need to work together in unison, supporting each other with their specific domain experiences and expertise.
7. The officers need to learn from the best practices within and outside India, from both the private as well as the public sector. 
8. One needs to strive to reform outdated government practices. Often, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel, you would just need to adopt, adapt and scale up best practices. 
9. Civil servants must adopt ‘empathy’, efficiency’, ‘impartiality’ and ‘incorruptibility’ as guiding principles to emerge as effective, responsive administrators.
10. Civil service officers need to act as ambassadors of progressive thought processes.

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