Adopt communicative approach to complete development works: Naqvi

New Delhi: In order to ensure developmental works get completed without much hassle, government officials should adopt a communicative approach and take all stakeholders into confidence to minimise opposition to it.

Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said. Interacting with the 2014 batch IAS officers (Jharkhand cadre) here, he, along with Union Ministers Jayant Sinha and Sudarshan Bhagat, also stressed on the need to bridge the gap between plans worked out in the secretariats and its implementation on the field.

“While making tough decisions, smart officials take all the stakeholders, public representatives or important persons from the area, where people will be affected due to certain work, into confidence,” the Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) said.

“Such communication help minimise opposition to works of larger public interest,” Naqvi told the young bureaucrats due for posting in Jharkhand.

He was replying to a query on how to handle tough situations as an administrator, particularly in rehabilitation/resettlement of people while implementing any project of public interest.

Noting that the pace of communication has increased these days, he said there has been a “huge change” the way governments function now and asked the young officials to work in accordance with it.

Naqvi also suggested to verify details before reacting to any incident that occurs in their jurisdiction.

“Sometimes media may run news related to your jurisdiction which is not authentic. In such cases, you have to verify the details before reacting,” he said.

Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha, his Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Ministry counterpart Bhagat, Minority Affairs Ministry Secretary Rakish Garg were also present during the interaction.