Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation

Salient Points of PM Narendra Modi’s address at the Awards for Excellence in Public Administration, on Civil Service Day on 21 Apr, 2017

  • Earlier, role of the government, from healthcare to wanting to set up an industry, was very strong. Things are changing since 15 years
  • People are now seeing alternatives. For example- it can be about a private airline or a private healthcare service
  • Changing trends in the last 15-20 years have altered the dynamics. Competition can play a big role in bringing a qualitative change
  • With changing times, a need may arise that we may have to change our working style. From regulator, we need to be an enabling entity
  • With quantum jump in work must also come a qualitative change
  • Hierarchy remains an issue- this is something we inherited from colonial rulers & we did not leave that behind in Mussoorie
  • E-governance, M-governance, social media- these are good means to reach out to the people and for their benefits
  • A spirit of ownership is essential. Let us believe that through this set up we can bring a positive change in people’s lives
  • The push for reform comes from political leadership but the perform angle is determined by officers & Jan Bhagidari transforms
  • Every policy of ours and its implementation has to be outcome centric
  • India is seen as a ray of hope world over and our democratic values are globally admired