Be updated with latest technology: President Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday advised the Indian Information Service (IIS) officers to keep themselves updated with the latest technology in order to "critically appraise information" before it reaches the policymakers.

IANS| Last Updated: Apr 12, 2014, 21:16 PM IST

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday advised the Indian Information Service (IIS) officers to keep themselves updated with the latest technology in order to "critically appraise information" before it reaches the policymakers.

Addressing a group of trainee officers of the IIS of 2011, 2012 and 2013 batches at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here, Mukherjee said the officers were a "crucial link" between people and the government as they circulated information about policies and programmes to the masses.

"In this age, when there is uninterrupted flow of information, the IIS officers should analyse and critically appraise information before it reaches the policymakers so that it can serve as an important ingredient for the policy formation," said the president.
Acknowledging the "mind-boggling" pace of change in the field of information technology and social media, Mukherjee advised the officers to "continuously upgrade their skills" in order to match the "revolutionary changes in technology" so as to best use them in the service of the nation.