New Delhi: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today said that governance and public administration must serve as instruments to reach out to the deprived communities. He stressed that uplifting the poorest of the poor and empowering the marginalized sections of society were crucial elements in national development.
Speaking at the condolence meeting of late PS Krishnan in New Delhi today, the Naidu said that civil servants such as Krishnan ensured that Constitutional provisions and policies were implemented for the welfare of the people.
Naidu lauded the efforts and contributions of Krishnan in his long and distinguished career as an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) member in Andhra Pradesh cadre.
The Vice President described Krishnan as a firm believer in protecting fundamental rights, ensuring social justice, and empowering women, and said that the late bureaucrat’s unwavering commitment and zeal to empower people were inspirational.
“He worked relentlessly for the empowerment of depressed classes and underprivileged. His work is an elegant testimony of his single-minded devotion to the cause of the deprived and exploited,” the VP said, adding that the biggest tribute to this great man would be to follow his path and actions.
On the occasion, the Naidu recollected PS Krishnan’s role in crucial legislation such as the 65th Constitution Amendment Act, 1990, vesting constitutional status in the National Commission for SCs and STs, and the Employment of Manual Scavengers and Construction of Dry Latrines (Prohibition) Act, 1993, amongst others.
The VP met PS Krishnan’s wife and other family members and conveyed his condolences.
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