Shillong: The Community & Rural Development Department and State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD) in collaboration with Meghalaya Administrative Training Institute (MATI) Monday organised an Orientation Programme for the newly recruited Junior Rural Development Officers (JRDOs) at Yojana Bhavan, Main Secretariat, Shillong.
Chief Secretary, D P Wahlang attended the inaugural programme as Chief Guest in the presence of Principal Secretary, C&RD Department, Sampath Kumar.
Speaking on the occasion D P Wahlang congratulated the officers for making it to their respective posts and encouraged them to dedicate their services to the interest of the people at large.
He stated that their main job is to interact with the public on the ground; he urged them to be cautious, sensitive and be respectful to people’s opinions and to interact with them in a language they can understand.
While stating that Meghalaya has a large rural economy, the officer’s contribution will make a direct impact on the GSDP of the state, he said.
Wahlang further encouraged the officers to move forward and take decisions to ensure that people’s lives are positively impacted, without fear of failure.
He also highlighted the need for financial planning for the junior officers so as to have secure savings when they retire.