Think out of the Box, Ideate and Innovate: Piyush Goyal

Think out of the Box, Ideate and Innovate: Piyush Goyal

Piyush Goyal

Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines during the Ministerial review meeting of senior officers said “Work Cross Functional, think beyond these four Ministries and imbibe best practices, novel innovations and ideas so as to perform to the best of your potential.”

The Minister while noting the key role of team spirit, coordination and determination in achieving success, said that success comes from the right balance, cohesiveness and unity in the team.

During the day, there were presentations by the Secretaries of the Ministries on the detailed action plans of their Ministries for the near future. There were also presentations by senior officers on important subjects like UDAY, Mobile Apps (GARV, URJA, TARANG, UJALA, VIDYUT PRAVAH, DEEP, URJA MITRA, URJA NET PLATFORM), Rural Electrification, Waste Water Management, Coal Import Substitution, Use of Technology to prevent Coal Theft, Rooftop Solar Energy Solutions, Electric Vehicles, inter alia.

The presentations by the Secretaries touched upon guiding principles on which their Ministries are functioning. These included active stakeholder participation, use of technology to improve transparency, accountability & governance, skill enhancement and job creation, energy efficiency, real time performance evaluation of the schemes at ground level through third party and incorporating competitive ethos on inter sector, inter ministry and interstate levels so as to achieve the larger interest of the nation.

During the brainstorming sessions, valuable inputs and innovative suggestions came in from the officers present about improving the functioning of the schemes & programmes of the Ministries in particular, and bringing about institutional, behavioral and procedural reforms in the Power, Coal, Mining and Renewable Energy sectors.

In his concluding remarks, Goyal motivated the officers to become the agents of change and work whole heartedly keeping National interest in mind. The minister said ” Shun Status Quoism and be a Game Changer”, while asking the officers to overcome historical challenges plaguing our system. He expressed immense confidence in the ability of his team in serving the people of India to the best of each one’s capability.

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