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Saturday April 21, 2012 12:05:53 PM, IANS

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New Delhi: Asking civil servants to take bold decisions, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said the government would not indulge in "witch hunting" against them in the name of fighting corruption.

"..it should be our endeavour that there is no witch hunting in the name of fighting corruption," the prime minister said while inaugurating the 7th Civil Services Day event here.

"It is our government's commitment to put in place a system and create an environment in which our civil servants are encouraged to be decisive, and no one is harassed for bona fide mistakes of errors of judgment," he added.

"On their part, the civil servants in our country should fight the tendency of not taking decisions because of the fear that things might go wrong and they might be penalised for that," Singh stressed.

"We cannot have a bureaucracy which is hundred percent risk averse. In fact, we should encourage boldness in decision making, provided that the decisions are well considered and as per the law of the land," he added.

He added for good measure that a civil servant who does not take decisions might always be safe, but at the end of the day he or she would have contributed nothing to the society and country.



 





 

 

 

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