Be flexible in thinking, show ingenuity, President tells probationers

New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday told probationers of various Indian account services that they should be flexible in their thinking, reflect ingenuity and not be carbon copies of each other.

Addressing a group of probationers of the Indian Civil Accounts Service, Indian Defence Accounts Service, Indian Postal and Telegraph Finance and Accounts Service and Indian Railway Accounts Service, he said that they had a huge responsibly on their young shoulders as public servants.

Noting the economy was assuming new dimensions and decision-making was not confined within the geographical territory of any one country today, Mukherjee called on the probationers to be flexible in their thinking and adopt new techniques, instruments and devices and always apply their mind and intellect.

Rather than be carbon copies of each other, each activity should have an imprint of their ingenuity, he said.

He also said that India is a young nation trying to build its future after suffering 190 years of colonial exploitation, drain of resources, thus establishing a modern and common system of administration for a nation of extraordinary diversity won’t be an easy task.

–IANS

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