GUWAHATI, Jan 17 - Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi shared administrative tips with the 14 2015-batch probationer IAS officers, who called on him at his Khanapara official residence here on January 14, said an official press release here.
During his almost 40-minute interaction, the Chief Minister told the officials to understand the problems people face and work devotedly for good governance. �Be honest, sincere and have patience. Go out to the people to understand their problems instead of the people coming to you,� he said, adding that they are the assets of the country and that the future of the country hinges on them.
Exhorting upon them to keep public interest foremost in the discharge of their official duties and responsibilities, Gogoi said, �I wish you all the very best as you enter this exciting, challenging new phase of your life, serving the people of India, particularly the poor and needy by participating in the processes of social and economic change at the grassroots level, and learning more about the complexity and diversity of this vast country�, he said.
During the interaction, the Chief Minister advised them to avail maximum benefit out of their ongoing training programme so that they understand many of the intricate problems which are routinely faced by the ordinary citizens, in particular those residing in remote and far-flung areas.
Asking the officers to maintain the highest standards of probity and integrity in dissemination of their official duties, Gogoi said the guiding cardinal principle should be to serve the people by delivering justice in a fair, transparent and hassle-free manner. �You have to be on toes in understanding and addressing the problems of the people,� he said, adding that special attention must be accorded to the problems of poor, marginalised and underprivileged sections, the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes, the Minorities.
The Chief Minister also advised the IAS probationers to familiarize themselves with the special characteristics of each and every State which would prepare them better in gaining immediate understanding of the challenges faced by the people.
Gogoi apprised the IAS probationers of the ongoing State Government plans and projects. The Chief Minister also discussed with them about the cultural, social and administrative set-up of the State and all important issues associated with it.
The Chief Minister while exchanging pleasantries wished them success in all their future endeavours.