Newly inducted IAS officers should act as ambassadors of the central government-run welfare schemes and ensure that the benefits of these measures reach every parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said today.
The Minister was speaking to six IAS officers, allocated Jammu and Kashmir cadre, who have completed their three-month training here.
As officers allocated the J&K state cadre, Singh said, these young men owed a special responsibility to the government as well as society, particularly in the backdrop of a sensitive phase that the state is going through.
He expressed hope that these young IAS officers will become ambassadors of the incredible new schemes introduced by the Modi government and will ensure that the benefits of these schemes reach every nook and corner of the three regions of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.
There are six IAS officers — Owais Ahmed, Rahul Yadav, Abid Hussain Sadiq, Qummer Ul Zaman Choudhary, Rahul Pandey and Sagar Dattatray Doifode — of 2014 batch allocated to J&K cadre.
All these officers have completed their training at Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy, Mussoorie and the probation period.
In addition, they have also undergone three months’ stint as the newly designated Assistant Secretaries in the government of India, which is an arrangement introduced on the advice of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and which enables the young IAS officers to spend a term with various central ministries before reporting for posting in their respective state cadres.
In an interaction lasting about half-an-hour, Singh, Minister of State for Personnel, said that these young men are privileged because before beginning their posting itself, they have had the opportunity of meeting the senior secretaries and ministers in the government of India.