Probationers of Indian Defence Estates Service, Indian Telecommunication Service and P and T Building Works Service called on President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan today. Addressing the probationers, Mr Kovind said, their services provide them an enormous platform for serving the nation.
He said, they should be responsible for managing important projects in different domains and serve crucial sectors such as Defence and Telecommunications. The President said, India has the world’s second largest telecom network based on the total number of users. He said, this sector is a critical component for achieving rapid economic progress and socio economic development.
The President said, the Indian Telecommunication Service officers have an important role to play as they seek to connect the unconnected especially in rural and remote areas. He said the Defence Estate Officers should be entrusted with key tasks of carrying out Audit of Defence Lands, prevention of encroachment, optimization of land usage, and maintenance of land records.