Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed IAS Officers of the 2014 batch at the Inaugural Session of Assistant Secretaries on 2nd August.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi advised young IAS officers to remain sensitive to their circumstances and surroundings. PM advised
young IAS officers to effectively connect with the people of India.

PM Narendra Modi said on a occasion that, “Young IAS Officers had a great opportunity to enhance their skills and learning, far beyond
what they had imbibed during their training so far.”


PM urged young officers to use the next three months, to add value their own skill-sets, and also attempt to add value to the working of
the Departments they had been attached with.

Young officers should work towards technology upgradation in the working of government, PM said.

PM advised to be frank and fearless in their interaction with senior officers suring the next three months of their attachment as Assistant
Secretaries to the Union Government.


PM mentioned that this is a new feature of IAS training begun with the 2013 batch and it ensures that IAS officers have a stint at the Centre
right at the beginning of their career , an opportunity that their seniors may not have had.

The Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Dr. Jitendra Singh and senior Government Officers were
present on the occasion.