Addressing IAS probationers at the Lal Badhadur Shastri Administrative Academy, Singh remembered India's first Home Minister Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel who had advised IAS officers in 1947 to maintain utmost impartiality and incorruptibility of administration.
    
Noting that Sardar Patel's words on administration were relevant and significant even after six decades of Independence, the Union Minister highlighted the importance of "zero tolerance to corruption" and underlined the need for "performing with integrity" in IAS officers.
    
Terming their job as a golden opportunity to serve the nation, he said they should fully utilise this chance.
    
Singh concluded his speech with a call for building a competent administrative system which adopts 'Zero Dust, Zero Reminder and Zero Corruption' policy.

(Agencies)

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