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Vice President points to five As for reforms on governance systems

Setup realistic but ambitious goals to stand up to aspirations of 600 million young Indians

Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that Ambition, Ability, Agility, Accountability and Achievement, are five important directions in which the country must move forward to reform our governance system cautioning officers not be complacent with current achievements.

Addressing the 64th Annual meeting of the General Body of Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), as its President, the Vice President stressed the need to acquire skills to increase efficiency and effectiveness while implementing schemes.

He tasked officers with an aim to take the benefits of the programmes to the needy, most vulnerable populations.

The Vice President said that the bottom line of a development programme is the impact on human lives, the transformation it brings in the dignity, capability and prosperity of each citizen.

He said resource institutions like the IIPA must take lead in order to make a leap forward in the way we govern ourselves.

The Vice President called for setting up of realistic but ambitious goals to stand up to the aspirations of the 600 million young Indians.

He called on the civil servants and administrators to make efforts to meet the challenges such as the urban rural divide,

the gender divide, discrimination against women and social groups like Scheduled castes, pockets of poverty, malnutrition, illiteracy and etc.

There is a need to develop the ability to adapt, improvise, innovate to create programmes and strategies to make them effectively address the challenges. We must be agile and pro-active, he added.

The Secretary to the Vice President, Dr. I.V. Subba Rao, the Chairman of IIPA, Shri T.N. Chaturvedi, the Vice President of IIPA, Shri Shekhar Dutt and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

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