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Modi to address 172 newly-inducted IAS officers on Thursday

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with 172 newly-inducted IAS officers, who have completed their three-month stint at Centre as Assistant Secretaries, in New Delhi on Thursday..

These officers started working as Assistant Secretaries in 58 Central government departments w.e.f. August 1, instead of starting their career from the cadre states assigned to them, after their training at the Lal Bahadur Shashtri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie. The officers were assigned important desks related to policy and flagship programmes of the concerned ministries and departments. They were groomed by principal mentors at the level of Secretary.

The Prime Minister will address valedictory session of the Assistant Secretaries (IAS-2014 batch) here tomorrow,” a press release issued today by Personnel Ministry said. This is the second batch of IAS Officers to have commenced their career with a stint at the central government. “During their three-month posting with the central government, they were provided a holistic overview of the functioning of the central government. However, they started their office work from day one and disposed files related to their desk.

“The objective of this initiative is to provide exposure of government of India functionin g to the IAS officers at a very early stage in their career,” it said. As primary implementers in the field, this exposure would also facilitate a broader macro perspective even when the officers work in the field, the release said.