Mussoorie, July 4 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil on Saturday said the UPA Government is keen to create more growth opportunities to ensure inclusive growth and bring positive changes in the lives of people.
Launching the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration here, President Pail said the Centre has chalked out a programme that will pave the y way for an equitable society.
Stating that India had made rapid progress in different sectors due to the reform process initiated in the early 80's, Patil said the world looks towards the country with great expectation.
"As the government moves to do more for the people, its civil servants need to play a more dynamic and creative role to ensure that the government schemes reach the people," she added.
Expressing serious concern over corruption, she described it as is a cancer to be eliminated from the administrative machinery.
"People expect good governance and for that civil servants have to be accountable and make it clear to the people that the administration is working for the people," she said.
Calling for taking administration to the door steps of people, Patil advocated the need for establishing more convenient systems to deal with the public. She also pleaded for a fast track mechanism to address public grievances.
President Patil is on a three-day visit to Uttarakhand.
The President will attend a dinner hosted by Uttarakhand Governor B L Joshi in her honour this evening.
On Sunday, Patil is scheduled to visit the Badrinath and Kedarnath shrines before returning to New Delhi. (ANI)