President Droupadi Murmu on Friday said that primary aim of public servants should be to serve the nation and its people with utmost sincerity. She was speaking to the officers/officer trainees of Indian Defence Estates Service, Indian Skill Development Service, Indian Trade Service and Indian Telecom Service, who had called on the president at Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi.
Addressing the officers, Murmu said that after becoming part of the respective services, their primary aim should be to serve the nation and its people with utmost sincerity. In their journey as public servants, they will get opportunities to bring about changes which can transform the lives of people, the president said.
She was confident that if young offices pursue the path of serving the people, they will earn a great deal of job satisfaction.
The president was happy to note that the Directorate General of Defence Estates has adopted technologies like satellite imagery, geo-spatial techniques and artificial intelligence for management of defence estates.
She urged Indian Defence Estates Service Officers to utilize technology to the maximum possible extent for effective administration of the cantonments.
The president said that technology has even more central role to play in the career of Indian Telecom Service officers. India has undergone a telecom revolution during the last two decades, she said.
Launch of mobile telephony and faster internet networks in India have enabled the country to tap its vast digital potential. It is important for us to have the best quality telecom and internet services in order to achieve the status of a developed country, Murmu said.
As we shift towards 5G Mobile telephony, the leaps in the technological advancements and its implementation are going to be swift, the president said.
It is responsibility of Indian Telecom Service officers to keep abreast with these developments, she said.
Addressing the officers of Indian Skill Development Service, the president said that in order to benefit from the country’s demographic dividend, “our huge human resources need to be adequately skilled.”
Skilling our people is critical as it would make our working-age population productive and help in the development of our country, Murmu said.
She expressed confidence that officers of Indian Skill Development Service will be instrumental in encouraging the skill-ecosystem with their fresh approach and thinking.
Addressing the probationers of Indian Trade Service, the president said the Indian growth story today is very promising.
As we aim to become a five trillion-dollar economy, we look forward to young officers like them playing a significant role, Murmu said.
She said the disruption to global supply chains due to COVID-19 and other geo-political events have opened up new investment opportunities in various sectors.