PM asks officials to make best of technology

He also said that participatory democracy is a must for the development of the nation.

PTI
New Delhi, Publish Date: Apr 21 2018 11:01PM | Updated Date: Apr 21 2018 11:01PM
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expressed concern over procedural delays in processing files and asked bureaucrats to make the best of technology to bring change in the common man's life.

He also said that participatory democracy is a must for the development of the nation.

"According to Hindu mythology, one attains 'moksha' (salvation) after the 'char-dham yatra'... But in the government, a file doesn't get 'moksha' even after 32 such journeys," he said at an event here, making a reference to administrative delays in the decision making process.

The prime minister asserted that all available technology, including space technology, should be used for improving governance.

He said it is important for civil servants to keep pace with the emerging technologies worldwide.

Earlier, he released two books -- "New Pathways", a compilation of success stories related to implementation of identified Priority Programmes and Innovations and "Aspirational Districts: Unlocking Potentials" -- an account of strategies for transforming aspirational districts.