Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has said that Civil Servants should be empathetic, efficient, impartial and incorruptible and these are the guiding principles that form the bedrock of the higher civil services.
He was addressing the gathering after inaugurating the 92nd Foundation Course for AIS & CCS Officers at Dr Marri Chenna Reddy Human Resource Development Institute of Telangana (MCRHRDIT), in Hyderabad yesterday.
The Deputy Chief Minister of Telangana, Mohammad Mahmood Ali, the Director General, MCRHRDIT, BP Acharya and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.
The Vice President said that the credit for establishing India's all India civil services goes to the first Home Minister of India and the iron man Sardar Patel. He further said that the civil servants are binding force and can bridge many divides India faces. We need to use every opportunity to improve quality of life of every Indian, especially those under-served, he added.
The Vice President said that civil servants must be impartial with a broad vision for National integration and inclusive development. Serving all without bias by adopting 'Antyodaya' approach as espoused by Gandhiji, Dr Ambedkar and Deen Dayal Upadhyay must be the motto, he added.
The Vice President said that the country expects high levels of performance and integrity from higher civil services and the youth look up to civil servants as role models. He further said that be above board to root out corruption and become the catalyst of a New India. India is a multi-religious, multi-lingual pluralistic society, mother-tongue must be given its due importance, while working with the people, he advised.