New Delhi: A group of State Civil Service Officers promoted to the IAS and undergoing the 118th Induction Training Programme at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie called on the President of India Mr Pranab Mukherjee today (September 3, 2016) at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Addressing the officers, the President said that welfare of the people is the primary objective of the civil services. He said “as civil servants, they should keep in mind that they are in public service and should take responsibility of servicing the billion plus people of India.”
“While the political regime may change on the basis of the verdict of the people, the structure of the civil services is permanent. This ensures the continuity of the governing process,” added he. The President also stressed on the important role played by civil servants in the making of modern India.
The Induction Training Programme aims to provide the officers inputs in Public Administration, Economics, Management, E-governance and Information Technology. The overall objective of the Induction Training Programme is to provide an All India perspective to officers who have considerable field experience in their respective States.