Officers thank MoS DoPT for speedy promotions

Press Release ID: 122999
Date: Sat, 04 Jul 2015
Ministry: Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

A delegation of officers belonging to Central Secretariat Service (CSS) called on the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh, here today, to thank him and convey their gratitude for speedy disposal of their promotion cases leading to empanelment of as many 37 officers in one go to the post of Joint Secretary to the Government of India and consequent promotion of 27 officers to the level of Joint Secretary on in-situ basis.

Acknowledging their gratitude, Dr. Jitendra Singh congratulated them and reiterated Shri Narendra Modi Government’s resolve to make governance easy and at the same time make the environment work-friendly for the officers. The government is in favour of doing away with avoidable delays in promotions and empanelments so that the officers can work with enthusiasm and a positive frame of mind.

With the passage of time, Dr. Jitendra Singh said, the pressure on officers has increased because of the increased expectations on one hand and on the other hand increased scrutiny by public as well as media. But, instead of grudging this changing scenario we would have to learn to adapt to it and do our best because transparency and accountability are prime areas of emphasis of Shri Narendra Modi Government.

Meanwhile, in order to deal with the stress of the officers, Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) has, of late, started a number of new measures including regular daily ‘Yoga’ for officers across the country from 1st of April. Similarly, the DoPT will also contemplate various steps to improve the facilities and privileges available to IAS Officers coming on deputation to union capital so that they need not find themselves at a disadvantage on account of issues related to transport facility, admission of their children in schools, etc.

Dr. Jitendra Singh said, the launch of “Digital India Week” by the Prime Minister on 1st July is also a step towards making the governance easy and reducing the file work pressure on the officers, besides also avoiding unnecessary delays or harassment to the common citizen.

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