PM Modi focuses on One-District-One-Product programmes and aspirational Districts campaign
NEW DELHI, Oct 6 (The CONNECT) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi today suggested to bureaucrats to shift the focus of governance from Delhi to all regions and grassroots.
Addressing the IAS officers of the 2020 batch at the concluding session of the Assistant Secretary Programme-2022 at Sushma Swaraj Bhawan here, Modi asked the young administrators to develop an understanding of the local culture of the area of work and strengthen their connection with local people at the ground level.
He asked them to focus on One-District-One-Product programme, which is highly successful in Uttar Pradesh, and prepare their action plan for the Aspirational Districts Programme.
Speaking about MGNREGA, Prime Minister called for implementing the scheme in much more effective manner. He also underlined about the significance of Jan Bhagidari spirit and said that this approach can play a key role in tackling malnutrition.
Referring to the importance of digital economy, the Prime Minister exhorted the officers to try to connect people across villages with digital economy and UPI. Further, underscoring the importance of service to the nation, Prime Minister talked about the significance of performing one's duties, adding that the mentality of ‘Rajpath’ has now changed to the sentiment of ‘Kartavya Path’.
He highlighted the significance of out-of-box thinking and adopting a holistic approach in their endeavours. He cited the example of PM GatiShakti Master Plan for showcasing the significance of such a holistic approach.
Prime Minister discussed the importance of innovation and how it has become a collective effort and part of work culture in the country. He talked about the Start-up India scheme and how the number of startups in the country has witnessed a significant jump in the last few years. He noted that this has been made possible due to several Ministries coming together and working as a team through a ‘whole of government’ approach.
During the programme, eight presentations were given by the Assistant Secretaries to the Prime Minister. The topics of these presentations included Poshan Tracker: tool for improved monitoring of Poshan Abhiyaan; Enabling multi-lingual voice based digital access through Bhashini; Corporate data management; Matribhoomi Geoportal - Integrated National Geoportal of India for Governance; Tourism potential of Border Roads Organisation (BRO), Changing the face of post offices through India Post Payments Bank (IPPB), Development of coastal fisheries through artificial structures like reefs; and Compressed biogas - fuel for future. This year, a total 175 IAS Officers of 2020 batch have been posted as Assistant Secretaries in 63 Ministries/Departments of Government of India from 11.07.2022 to 07.10.2022.