NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed a group of over 150 newly-recruited IAS officers serving in various Central Government departments as assistant secretaries and encouraged them to be receptive towards new ideas, new concepts and perspectives.
The 169 IAS officers of the 2017 batch made presentations to the Prime Minister on themes ranging from transforming aspirational districts to governance solutions for transparency and faster delivery.
Their tenure as assistant secretaries in various central government departments was extended from September 27 to October 1 by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions on August 30.
Prime Minister Modi encouraged the officers to be receptive towards new ideas, new concepts and perspectives. (AGENCIES)