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Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh Assumes Chairmanship of IIPA for Third Consecutive Term

New Delhi: Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh today assumed the charge as Chairman of the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) for the third consecutive term at the IIPA campus in New Delhi.

Marking the occasion, Dr. Singh inaugurated two ‘Smart Conference Halls’ designed to enhance digital and immersive learning experiences. As the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, PMO, Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Space, and Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pensions, Dr. Singh emphasized the importance of these new facilities.

“Smart Conference halls are a step towards Prime Minister Modi’s Vision of Amrit Kaal,” he stated. He highlighted that the addition of these two halls increases the total number of conference halls to nine, facilitating simultaneous seminars and enhancing the overall quality of learning at the institute.

Dr. Singh praised IIPA for its dedication and contribution to the fields of Statistics, Public Policy, and Administration. He remarked, “India is gradually realizing the importance of statistics, which was well recognized in the 18th century world curriculum.”

He also noted the growing significance of geo-spatial technology, stating, “Precise image gathering and high accuracy provide a disruptive advantage to countries that excel in this technology.”

Addressing the probationers of the Indian Statistical Services, Dr. Singh emphasized the vital role of statistics in global competition. He urged them to integrate next-generation technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to increase efficiency and harness their full potential. “Precision in data gathering is not a privilege but a necessity to compete in global affairs, and as civil servants, it is our responsibility to make India a leader in statistics,” he added.

Dr. Singh highlighted India’s efforts in exploring ocean and marine resources through the ‘Deep Ocean Mission.’ He emphasized that optimal utilization of underutilized resources would be key to achieving a vibrant Amrit Kaal by 2047.

In his motivational address, Dr. Singh encouraged the young officers of the Indian Statistical Service to contribute positively to India’s development and progress. He extended his best wishes to them for their future service in the Government of India.

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