New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a two-day programme to mark the civil services day began on Tuesday, which is being organized by the department of administrative reforms and public grievances, asked civil servants to spend quality time with their respective families and to practice effective time management.
Addressing the gathering PM said, “A life full of tension cannot achieve anything, especially when you have to run the nation”.
“You guys must have read a lot. You must manage time well. But do you ever spend quality time?” the PM asked.
“If we do not care about life, then the files will remain just like that,” the PM added.
The PM also conferred awards for excellence in public administration to civil service officers on Tuesday.
The Prime Minister’s awards for excellence in public administration for 2012-13 and 2013-14 were given as part of the ninth civil services day celebrations.
The award includes a medal, scroll and a cash amount of Rs 1 lakh. In case of a team, the total award money is Rs 5 lakh subject to a maximum of Rs 1 lakh per person