On Thursday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called upon IAS Officer of Gujarat to work together for the development of India, saying hierarchy and silos do not help the system.

PM Modi called for working towards realizing the vision of making the nation a USD 5 trillion economy by 2024-25.

He was addressing bureaucrats participating in the first-ever Common Foundation Course called “Aarambh’”, organized at Kevadiya in Gujarat’s Narmada District.

PM Modi tweets from his office Twitter handle, ‘PMO India’: “This course, Aarambh, is nation-centric and future- centric. It will usher a paradigm shift in administration, whereby people stop working on silos.”

“Instead, people work together and in a comprehensive manner,” he added.

The Indian Prime Minister continued that no bureaucratic posting should be considered as a punishment rather than it should be treated as an opportunity.

PM Modi said, “The presence of silos and hierarchy doesn’t help our system. Whoever we are, wherever we are, we have to work together for the nation.”

“Let’s change how we look at things. Even something like a changed terminology helps. Earlier, people would keep saying backward districts. Today we say aspirational districts. Why should any posting be a punishment posting? Why not see it as an opportunity posting?” he added.

On the occasion, the Prime Minister remembered the contribution of the independent nation’s first Home Minister, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, in the development of civil services.

He further stated, “The Indian Civil Service (now called Indian Administrative Service) owes a lot to Sardar Patel. From here in Kevadia, where the ‘Statue of Unity’ is, may we all find inspiration and vigor to do something for our nation.”

“Let us work towards making India a five trillion dollar economy,” said PM Modi that he went to Gujarat to pay homage to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 144th birthday.

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