Dr. Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region, Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, felicitated the toppers of the Civil Services Examination (2017) at a ceremony organised by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions in New Delhi today.
During the event, the Minister described the toppers as “architects of the New India”. He urged them to utilize the opportunities available during their long careers for building a ‘New India’. He further added that during the last few years, the government has initiated the practice of posting IAS officers early in their careers as Assistant Secretaries to be mentored for a period of three months in different Ministries/Departments under the Indian Government. This training period introduces them to various aspects of the functioning of the Central Government.
Addressing the toppers, C. Chandramouli, Secretary in the DoPT, said that the young officers have a lot to learn during their long tenure in civil services where they will meet various challenges in due course. He expressed confidence that they would find innovative solutions to these challenges.
Senior officers from the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions along with the parents and guardians of the young achievers were also present on the occasion.