New Delhi: Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Dr. Jitendra Singh said that revolutionary governance reforms were brought in during the last two years under the leadership of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and emphasized on the need for reforms in governance to address the needs of the youth who constitute the majority of the population.
Addressing the Valedictory Session of the two-day National Symposium on ”Excellence in Training” here today, he recalled that soon after the present government took over, the Prime gave them the golden Mantra of “Maximum Governance, Minimum Government”. Thereafter, not only he himself stuck to this dictum but also inspired his other colleagues in the government to follow the same and make the governance and administration more responsive, citizen centric and accountable.
Referring to some of the path breaking reforms, Singh said that within few months of the formation of government, the age old practice of getting the certificates attested by gazetted officers was abolished.
This not only brought convenience to the youth aspiring for jobs and for other applications, but also sent out a message that the NDA Government had the capacity to trust the citizens of this country.
Singh also said that from the 1st of January this year, the practice of interviews had been discontinued in all the Central Ministries and Departments for selection to junior level posts so that every individual regardless of his background or socio-economic status may have the opportunity to prove his calibre at a level playing field. (ANI)