Private sector should play role of job creators, not seekers: Union Minister Jitendra Singh

NEW DELHI(PTI): Private sector should play the role of job creators and not seekers, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Wednesday.

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Addressing a conference on ‘Leveraging private sector expertise and capabilities towards efficient and sustainable delivery of government services in India’ here, Singh said the country has already entered into a public private mode of functioning.

Singh said that India was hugely dependent on the public sector when it got independence in 1947.

“Now we are into a phase of evolution. The question is how best we utilise the available avenues,” he said.

Union Minister of State in the PMO said that private sector should play the role of job creators and not job seekers. They should work in the direction of ‘start up India, stand up India’ initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

He said efforts of the private sector should be citizen centric and such initiatives would be viable only when they were socially relevant.

Singh, Minister of State for Personnel, said that from January 1, 2016, the interviews for all Group C and D posts will be done away with.

Earlier while delivering the keynote address at the event, R S Sharma, Chairman, TRAI, said that the innovative idea of transforming governance through competitive business models for the services provided by the government was indeed unique and path breaking. India is at the cusp of revolution, he said.

Later, Devendra Chaudhry, Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances said that future governance reforms would have to be driven by technology, people and processes.

He said that focus of reforms has now shifted from administration to governance.