IAS is a powerful medium for development, public welfare: CM
   Date :21-Jan-2023

Staff Reporter
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) provides an opportunity to the individuals for the development of the society, the country and the state and for public welfare. Here we get an opportunity to grow and serve with our vision. The officers of the Indian Administrative Service are expected to be transparent, full of technical understanding, have a creative approach, imaginative and innovative. It is also necessary that they should be proactive, polite, professionally efficient, progressive, competent and energetic. With all this it is necessary that the officers should be sensitive.
Chief Minister Chouhan inspired the officers to serve the public with a unique work and dedication, the lines of poet Ramdhari Singh Dinkar “Marnoparant jeene ki hai yadi chaah tujhe, to sun, batlata hun mai seedhi si raah tujhe. Likh aisi koi cheez ki duniya dol uthe, ya kar kuchh aisa kaam, jamana bol uthe” (If you want to live after death, then listen, I will show you the straight path. Write something like this that may shake the world, or do something in such a way that the world praise spontaneously”). Chief Minister Chouhan was addressing the inauguration ceremony of the IAS Service Meet 2023 at the Academy of Administration. The meet will continue till January 22.
You’re not my team, you’re a family member: While addressing the service meet organised by the IAS Officers’ Association, Chief Minister Chouhan said that you are not my team but a family member. We are all working towards same mission and goal. The challenges and difficulties under which we worked during the difficul times of COVID is unimaginable. Many officers handled the arrangements even after being affected by COVID and paved the way for freeing the state from COVID crisis with the culmination of innovation and hard work with public co-operation. Basic facilities were also provided to the labourers who came from other states in our state. Chief Minister Chouhan lavishly praised Team Madhya Pradesh and said that the state has introduced the best COVID management. State’s development journey has been amazing: Chouhan said that the development journey of the state has been amazing. We were a Bimaru state, but now we have made unprecedented achievements in per capita income, GSDP, revenue collection, expansion of irrigation potential, wheat production and solar energy. In the field of good governance, the state has emerged as the best state in the country. In the Corona period, the state government is continuously moving forward on the roadmap made for self-reliant Madhya Pradesh focusing on infrastructure, economy and employment, health and education. CM Rise schools, improvement in the condition of hospitals reflect the development of the state. The Pravasi Bhartiya Divas convention and the Global Investors Summit recently held in the state have established the positive image of the state at the global level. In Indore, the arrangements made by connecting the public, the facility of home-stay, the hospitality in Chhappan Dukan and Sarafa was a wonderful example of expansion of the family spirit. The demonstration of willingness to invest Rs. 15 lakh 42 thousand 550 crore in the state has been possible only because of the efficient functioning of Team Madhya Pradesh.
CM appreciates innovation and sensitive work of the Collectors: Mentioning about the innovative and sensitive works being done by the district collectors, Chouhan said that we should make continuous efforts to do better. Chouhan, while appreciating the works done to provide a tricycle to a Divyang woman who attended a public hearing in Indore, housing arrangements for leprosy patients in Barwani, works done under Adopt an Anganwadi in Mandla, public service activity in Dindori, smart classes for students in Sehore and arrangements for making preparations for competitive examinations, said that the collectors are innovating at their own level in their districts. As many as 83 lakh beneficiaries were benefitted under the Mukhya Mantri Jan Seva Abhiyan. This is a wonderful example of good governance. If the people who were selected in the Indian Administrative Service if desired,, they would have been working in private companies on a big salary, but it is their spirit of service and nation building that gives pride and glory to the person. We have to be continuously active to make the country better: Chief Minister Chouhan said that the environment of the country has changed under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and there has also been a change in the thinking towards India in the countries of the world. During the difficult period of corona, the country provided two vaccines to the world in eight months. In the recently held Pravasi Bhartiya Divas convention, the President of Suriname and Guyana expressed gratitude to PM Modi and said that it was only with India’s co-operation that the survival of our countrymen was possible. The world also experienced India’s influence in the evacuation of students from other countries including India in the Russi a Ukraine war.
Our country is leading the world in many fields. Getting the opportunity to chair the G-20 conference is a symbol of this. In the direction of how we can make our country better, we have to be continuously active while being full of enthusiasm and energy with a positive spirit.
Chouhan expresses the need for regular tours: Chief Minister Chouhan expressed the need for the officers to stay connected with the public and visit the areas regularly to know about the actual conditions.