Be sensitive to the circumstances and surroundings to be able to effectively connect with the people.
This was the message of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to new IAS officers whose batch met him here today.
Addressing the IAS officers of the 2014 batch at the inaugural session of Assistant Secretaries, he also asked them to work towards technology upgradation in the working of the government.
He told them that they had a great opportunity to enhance their skills and learning, far beyond what they had imbibed during their training so far.
Modi asked the young officers to use the next three months to add value to their own skill-sets, and also attempt to add value to the working of the departments they had been attached with, a PMO statement said.
The Prime Minister urged the officers not to be overawed by hierarchy and to be frank and fearless in their interaction with senior officers during the next three months of their attachment as Assistant Secretaries to the Union Government, the statement said.
Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh and senior government officers were present on the occasion.