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M.Venkaiah Naidu expresses concern over the disturbing instances of atrocities against women

Delivers valedictory address 94th Foundation Course of AIS and CCS

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Hyderabad , 06 Dec 2019

The Vice President of India,M.Venkaiah Naidu today expressed concern over the disturbing instances of atrocities against women and said that it was time for society as a whole  to introspect and ponder over the erosion of values. He called for the collective efforts of the society to ensure that Indian values and culture of respecting women, elders and all  fellow human beings were restored.Addressing the valedictory function of the 94th Foundation Course of the officers of the All India Services and Central Civil Services at the Dr.  MarriChanna Reddy Human Resources Development Institute (MCRHRDI) in Hyderabad today, Shri Naidu expressed anguish over the recent incidences of rape and violence  against women in Hyderabad, Unnao and other parts of the country.He opined that bringing a new bill or changing the act was not the only solution. He stressed upon the need to  implement existing provisions by exercising the political will and administrative skill to eradicate evils in the society.The Vice President advised police departments to be prompt in  ensuring that every complaint or grievances brought to their notice was registered. He stressed the need to conclude inquiry, prosecution, and trial in a time bound manner to  make sure that the justice was delivered on time. He said there must be both "fear and respect" for the law of the land.Shri Naidu also asked teachers and educational Institutes  to teach children to respect elders, women and learn cultural ethos, values of Indian civilization as part of their education.Stating that the pace with which India would progress  largely determined by how efficiently the officers manage and deliver critical development projects, Shri Naidu stressed that the most important role of translating “Swarajya” to  “Surajya” was at the hands of officers. He stressed that it would be possible only if governance became corruption free, citizen-centric and business-friendly.

The Vice President asked civil servants and officers to ensure that policy interventions of governments were translated into tangible outcomes at the grassroots level. He urged  them to strive hard to create a society where all citizens enjoy equal opportunity and fruits of development reach the most deserving section of society.Shri Naidu said that that  being objective, impartial, honest, and vision of national integration and inclusive development was the first step towards becoming an effective, responsive civil servant.Talking  about the role and contribution of Sardar Patel, the Vice President said that civil service was created as a unifying force to bring together diverse groups in the country’s journey  towards inclusive development.“In a multi-lingual, multi-religious, pluralistic society like India, this is the most vital requirement. Unity and integrity of our country must be the prime  consideration in deciding our policies and actions,” he said.Stating that Sardar Patel dreamt of an administrative set up that would zealously fight poverty and bridge the many  divides that tend to weaken our nation, Shri Naidu asked officers to undertake the task of further nurturing and fortifying India’s modern economy, democratic polity and  safeguarding the culture.Shri Naidu said that officers must strive to improve digital literacy and move to more efficient service delivery systems like Direct Benefit Transfer,  leveraging the possibilities of Information Technology.He wanted them to take initiatives to address the challenges of poverty, unemployment, inequality, discrimination,  environmental degradation and social evils such as casteism, gender discrimination, and violence.Asking the young officers to treat every person with respect and empathy,  ensuring that they get the dignity they deserve. Shri Naidu also wanted officers to learn the local language and interact with common people in their own language.Around 140 All  India Services and Central Civil Services Officers representing 23 States were present at the event. They belong to 15 Services, including IPS, IFS, IRS (IT), IRS (Customs &  Central Excise), IRTS, ISS, IES, etc.

 

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