Published On: Mon, Aug 1st, 2016

Prime Minister to hold Interactive Session with Assistant Secretaries tomorrow

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10410264_867336326617544_5806172387195789857_nNew Delhi: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will hold an Interactive Session with the Assistant Secretaries (IAS-2014 batch) here tomorrow. This is the second batch of IAS Officers to commence their career with a stint in the Central Government.

All the 172 Officers were designated and posted as Assistant Secretaries by the Government of India in 42 Ministries (58 Departments) of the Central Government for three months w.e.f. August 01, 2016 after their Phase-2 training at the Lal Bahadur Shashtri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie.

The Officers have been assigned important desks related to Policy and Flagship Programmes of the concerned Ministries and Departments. They are being groomed by Principal Mentors at the level of Secretary.

During their three-month posting with the Central Government, they would be provided a holistic overview of the functioning of the Central Government. However, they will start their office work from day one and will dispose files related to their desk. The objective of this Initiative is to provide exposure of Government of India functioning to the IAS officers at a very early stage in their career. As primary implementers in the field, this exposure would also facilitate a broader macro perspective even when the officers work in the field.

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