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Rashtrapati Bhavan : 25.05.2015

A group of 9 probationers of Indian Defence Estates Service (IDES) 2014 batch called on the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee today (May 25, 2015) at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Addressing the probationers, the President said IDES is a crucial institution mandated to deal with municipal administration of 62 Cantonments. IDES performs the crucial task of developing and maintaining cantonment townships as models of urban management and local self-governance. This organization has to make sure that an environment friendly habitat exists in all the Cantonments.

The President urged the probationers to pursue innovative means to scale-up service delivery in the cantonments. He said they must learn and adopt advanced tools of management as defence land management calls for the highest levels of proficiency and professionalism in conduct. He emphasized that as officers of a premier service, they must remember that the nation look towards them to exhibit courage of conviction and devotion to duty. He urged the officers to work with the highest standards of professionalism, dedication, commitment and sincerity that is expected of an important service.

This release issued at 1945 hrs