"Officials need to work with compassion, conviction and with a positive mindset so as to facilitate the needs of the people. There would be complete freedom for doing the work," he said.     

"It was necessary for the officers to give people the confidence that the government was responsive to their needs and was concerned about their problems," he said on the sidelines of a self-help talk by motivational speaker Shiv Khera, organized by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and attended by bureaucrats and senior officials of the ministry.
    
The Minister of the State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change said that two way dialogue between people and government was the process of administrative reforms.
    
"This would establish a roadmap and participation of people for two-way communication. People's participation was necessary for creating a conducive environment in which institutional development could take place. New mantras and innovation always infused a fresh spirit in the governance model and related practices," he said.

Facet of ministries changing

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to give a facelift in work culture in government offices, especially before going ahead with major decision, is being brought into application by the bureaucrats.  

A day after Modi’s meeting with secretaries, an air of change was noticeable in a number of ministries. The top officials, who used to take more than weeks and months for clearing a particular file, have already placed an array of suggestions before the Prime Minister.

During his meeting with the secretaries of different ministries, Modi laid an ample stress on bringing change in the work culture. He said, “One gets an idea of work culture of a particular place by the prevailing ambience.”

In this context, dirt and dust along with a huge pile-up of files indicate carelessness and lackluster approach of the officials. And working in a dirty environment also impacts the quality of work.

During the meeting, the Prime Minister also encouraged the officials to come up with direct suggestions and its effect was noticeable within a few hours.

Information and Broadcasting Secretary Vimal Julka visited Shastri Bhawan and directed to carry out dusting and cleaning work of the concerned department.

Modi also mentioned that women lavatories along with the work-place should be in proper condition. The effect of PM’s directives could be seen in other ministries apart from Shastri Bhawan.

The scraps and other residues are being removed at frantic pace and besides, around 24 secretaries of their respective departments sent an equal number of suggestions to Modi.

 

(JPN/Agencies)

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