President Murmu Encourages New Officers in Indian Audit & Accounts, Revenue, and Statistical Services to Pave the Way for Innovative Governance


New Delhi, December 26, 2023 – Today, probationers from the esteemed Indian Audit & Accounts Service, Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Indirect Taxes), and Indian Statistical Service had the honor of meeting with the President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu, at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

In a motivational address to the probationers, President Murmu highlighted the profound impact they can make as public servants, holding crucial positions within the governance system. Emphasizing the importance of innovative, smart, and citizen-centric approaches, she urged them to contribute significantly to India’s developmental journey. President Murmu reminded them that their actions and decisions will resonate in the lives of all citizens, underscoring the pivotal role their integrity, hard work, and sincerity will play in determining the nation’s pace of development.

Speaking specifically to the officers of the Indian Audit & Accounts Service, President Murmu articulated the high expectations placed upon them. As custodians of public trust and guardians of financial prudence, she urged them to uphold values of truth, transparency, and fairness in every decision and action. Recognizing the institution’s strengthened position in the governance system, she called upon the young officers to carry forward its rich legacy.

Addressing the officers of the Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Indirect Taxes), the President entrusted them with the vital task of administering and collecting various duties and taxes. Stressing the importance of efficiency, she encouraged them to stay updated on the latest advancements and collaborate with officers from other services and departments.

For officers of the Indian Statistical Service, President Murmu underscored the critical role of data and statistics in policymaking, program analysis, and scheme evaluation. She emphasized the need for accurate and high-quality datasets, calling on the officers to employ the latest techniques, including those from Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, and Data Science. As information availability increases, the President noted that authentic and precise statistics have become more crucial than ever.

President Murmu’s guidance reflects the commitment to nurturing a cadre of officers equipped with the knowledge and skills to meet the evolving challenges of governance in the 21st century.

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