Bureaucrats racing to achieve a year's goals in six months
For India's top bureaucrats, there's little time to while away on the golf course or at Delhi Gymkhana Club. They are racing against the clock, trying to achieve revised full-year targets in half the time—there's less than six months left for the end of the financial year. But that's not all. On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked all secretaries to advance budget work by three months and visit their first place of posting for a reality check. The same day, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), under Modi's direct charge, advised bureaucrats to replicate a Gujarat scheme and pursue volunteer works of a social nature but not at the cost of their responsibilities at work.
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