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New Delhi: A group of probationers of Indian Ordnance Factories Service and Indian Telecom Service called on President of India Pranab Mukherjee on November 22, 2016, at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Addressing the probationers, the President congratulated them for their selection and appointment in their respective services, after having cleared prestigious examinations. He stated that it gave him pleasure that they have by choice decided to opt for a career as public servants dedicated to serve the cause of India and its people. He said that more than anything else, 3 Is i.e. Integrity, Innovation and India should be at the heart of their thoughts and actions.
The President said that the Indian Ordnance Factories Service as well as the Indian Telecom Service deal with technology and manufacturing in the public sector. In serving the requirements of national security and communication needs of the country, both these services cater to elements of vital national interest. He stated that Ordnance Factories are playing a significant role in contribution to national security. Modernization and technological up-gradation are continuously required and in this area innovation is important. The President said that young officers of the Telecom Service, as civil servants, should work for the people of India. They have to use the information and communication technology to improve and widen the service delivery mechanism to the citizens of India, according to a PIB release.