New Delhi: Union Minister of State PMO, Personnel and Public Grievances held extensive discussions with Ex-Bureaucrats about India’s fight against COVID-19 and explored ways for an exit plan post lockdown via video conferencing here in the capital on Saturday. In a one-and-half hour-long video conference interaction with Sudhir Bhargava (IAS Retd.), Rama Sundaram (IAS Retd.), Rakesh Kumar Gupta (IAS Retd.), Satyananda Mishra (IAS Retd.), P Panneervel (IAS Retd.), KV Eapen (IAS Retd.), Sangeeta Gupta (IRS Retd.), and Shiela Sangwan (IRS Retd.). Dr Jitendra Singh briefed them about government’s efforts in containing the pandemic in an effective manner so far. He said India has fared well ahead of many advanced countries in the world through pro-active measures to contain it.
Dr Jitendra Singh thanked the bureaucrats for their valuable suggestions on the subject and said that such kind of outreach will continue in future to get the distilled wisdom from all quarters to fight the menace of Corona pandemic
The officers appreciated the Government’s efforts in containing the pandemic through various measures and also shared their views on the possible exit plan post lockdown to kick start the economy. During the video-interaction, the officers also underlined the issues like, phased withdrawal of lockdown, more usage of technology in administration e.g. e-office, the importance of building up immunity through Vitamin-C intake, fiscal stimulus to kick-start the economy, financial security to the poor, the introduction of more online courses and exams to utilize the academic year, facilitation of migrant workers to reach their native places and development of vaccines and testing kits indigenously to give a fillip to Make in India concept.
Dr Singh thanked the bureaucrats for their valuable suggestions on the subject and said that such kind of outreach will continue in future to get the distilled wisdom from all quarters to fight the menace of Corona pandemic.