NEW DELHI: A group of probationers of 65th Batch of the Indian Revenue Service (Customs & Central Excise) called on the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Welcoming the probationers to the Durbar hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan, the President said that all of them would start their career in public life very soon and he was happy that prior to beginning of their new assignments, their Academy has brought them to this historic building.
The President congratulated the probationers on their selection to the civil services which he said, is an indicator of their potential to perform and achieve. During the coming years, they all will get ample opportunity to deliver their best in the service of the nation. He was sure each one of them will rise to the occasion and will do their best. He urged the probationers to respect the trust of the nation as the Government has assigned them the sovereign function of tax collection.
The President said that the economic transformation that has taken place in the country over the years is mind-boggling. He said that the officers are entering the service at a time when the country is undergoing transition from a developing to a developed economy. He said that he was sure that the training being imparted to the officers would have equipped them with necessary skills to meet the challenges.
The probationers are presently undergoing professional training at the National Academy of Customs, Excise and Narcotics, Faridabad. Among these probationers five are from the Royal Kingdom of Bhutan.