Jitendra Singh: The Modi government has changed the very ethos of governance in India: Union Minister Jitendra Singh

Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Wednesday that the last eight years of Modi’s government had changed the very ethos of governance in India.

Here chairing the third brainstorming session on Mission Karmayogi, he said, the three important pillars of capacity building are the implementation of national priorities, citizen orientation and the best and fastest adaptation to technologies. new and emerging.

The National Civil Service Capacity Building Program (NPCSCB), also known as Mission Karmayogi, aims to improve governance through building the capacity of the civil service.

Singh, the Minister of State for Personnel, emphasized that an ideal public administration must be competitive, efficient, cost-effective and accountable to ensure good governance.

He said that in the context of ever-changing demographics, digital penetration as well as growing social and political awareness, there is a need to

civil servants to be more dynamic and professional.

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“The last 8 years of Modi government have changed the very ethos of governance in India,” Singh said.

He expressed hope that India will help and increase the civil service cadre of 73 Commonwealth countries, which have inherited British civil service.

Singh said the imperative need to move from “ruler” to “role” in governance is key to achieving Prime Minister Modi’s goal of a new India and living up to his aspirations.

He said that the era of generalists is over and it is much more about administration, because we are entering the era of super-specialization.

Singh said a “fit for purpose” and “fit for the future” public service requires a competency-based capacity-building approach that focuses on imparting essential skills to perform its roles. and this is exactly the main objective of the Karmayogi Mission.

He said India’s Capacity Building Commission will this year release an “Annual Civil Service Health Report” (AHCSR), which will take a closer look at the performance of India’s civil service and the impact of the Karmayogi mission on capacity building in the civil service.

Singh felt that the concept of ‘good governance’ is not foreign to India and is well captured even in the country’s ancient literature.

He said that in our ancient literature, the foundation of good governance is based on Dharma (righteousness).

“One who practices ‘Dharma’ immediately distinguishes himself from the current materialistic set of values,” said a statement released by the Ministry of Personnel.

For a civil servant following the path of Dharma and supporting it with good Karma will lead to administrative excellence, the minister said.

Early works on public administration in India were exemplified in various sacred texts such as the Vedas, Buddhist literatures and Jain canonical works, the statement said.

Singh said current governments can use learning from traditional and historical knowledge and recent attempts at administrative reform to further improve governance and achieve the goal of maximum governance and minimum government.

The Minister expressed the hope that Mission Karmayogi will be a key catalyst in increasing and continuously improving delivery, and over time will be able to support the achievement of the $5 trillion savings target. dollars set by the Prime Minister.

He said the foundations of this mission are rooted in the recognition that a public service that is citizen-centered and equipped with the right attitude, functional expertise and domain knowledge will result in improved ease of living and doing business.

Helen D. Jessen