Civil servants have to play vital role in empowering poor: Meira Kumar

Saturday, November 20, 2010

NEW DELHI - Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Saturday asserting that the civil servants have to play a decisive role as catalysts for social transformation, urged them to create an enabling environment to empower the poor and underprivileged sections of society and restore them a position of equality.

“Civil servants had increased responsibility in execution of developmental projects besides implementing socially progressive legislations,” said Meira Kumar, while speaking at the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries Public Service Commission Members Conference here today.

Further praising the role of Commissions in selecting the civil servants, she said they had to make persistent efforts to keep pace with shifting paradigms and expectations of the people.

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Professor D P Aggarwal speaking on the occasion called for attracting the best talents of the public service holding the principles of merit, professionalism, equity and fair play.

“The Commissions had a challenging job ahead to meet the aspirations of the people in emerging global world,” he said.

Public Service Commision Chief and members of the SAARC nations are participating in this two-day conference to prepare a blue print for recruiting the best talent available in civil service. (ANI)

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