1. Don’t be robotic, spend quality time with family: PM Narendra Modi to babus

Don’t be robotic, spend quality time with family: PM Narendra Modi to babus

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday advised bureaucrats not live like robots and spend quality time with their families.

By: | New Delhi | Published: April 22, 2015 8:38 AM
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the Civil Services Day function in New Delhi on Tuesday. (PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday advised bureaucrats not live like robots and spend quality time with their families.

“You are very good at time management but do you spend quality time with your family. Please think about this,” he said.

Modi asked bureaucrats to imagine whether or not their life has become “robotic”. “If it has happened than this impacts the whole government and system. We can’t be robotic. That can’t be our life,” the Prime Minister said during an hour-long interaction with civil servants at the 9th Civil Services Day function at Vigyan Bhawan.

Giving a pep talk to the officers, Modi said none of them should look withered.

“It is not that your life should become like a file. If a government is there, files will be there, there is no alternative. It (file) is your 2nd ‘ardhang’ (better half). If you do not care about life, it will get stuck in files,” the Prime Minister said.

Modi said he needed bureaucrats who are full of energy.

“I have never been to Mussoorie (the location of Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy of Administration where all-India services officers are trained). But is it there that one should very serious, one should be carrying the world’s burden?

“Why are you sitting like that? I am not going to ask you to do any new work,” Modi said, taking a dig at taut-looking officers, evoking peals of laughter.

“You read a lot. You must have read books written by the best people in the world. You are basically of this nature and that’s why you are here. He who does ‘union baji’ in college doesn’t come here. He who is lost in books come here,” he said, evoking a huge round of applause.

He said the government’s work is not only to run departments. “We have to innovative, modernise within the department as well,” the Prime Minister said.

Modi also asked bureaucrats to follow the principle of ‘Sheelam Param Bhushanam’ (character is the highest virtue)- motto of the Mussoorie-based training institute.

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  1. J
    Apr 22, 2015 at 6:12 pm
    Indian organisations are known for taking extra work from employees making them as robots / these human robots actually run the company while others enjoy their life . This is the actual picture of indian corporates / indicates the worst nature of indian management /SOME employees are recruited to make them as robots only / if he has to be a human being he has to leave his job . IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO WORK IN MNC companies rather than in indian organisations . There is no value for humanity in indian organisations THATS WHY ALL MNC have captured the indian market for majority of the products / An indian employee will work with 60 % capability in indian organisation and 85 % to 100% capability in MNC s
    1. J
      Apr 22, 2015 at 6:01 pm
      The indian industries are the worst to work with no respect for a persons personal life / they just want robots - if u are not ready to be a robot u have to leave the job / every corporate organisation has some human robots who actually run the company while others simply take higher ries and enjoy their life / This is the worst character of indian industries and wil continue to be so - there are a min 10 to 11 working hours adding to it travelling time of 3 hours daily SO 14 hours of an indivisual are spent in job every day . Some employees are purposely targeted and recruited on this basis only who always keep on changing jobs . THE INDIAN CORPORATES ARE THE WORST IN THIS CASE that's why Indians prefer to work in MNC companies only - atleast they get paid for extra work done . while in indian corporates only human haresment is there .
      1. Suryanarayanan KV
        Apr 22, 2015 at 11:32 am
        I appreciate the PM for his thoughtful address to the bureaucrats.

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