On the occasion of 11th Civil Services Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asked bureaucrats to stop being regulators and start being enablers.

"From being a regulator, we need to be an enabling entity," the prime minister told the bureaucrats.

The prime minister said that there is a need to bring a qualitative change in the functioning of civil services.

”Changing trends in the last 15-20 years have altered the dynamics. Competition can play a big role in bringing a qualitative change,” he said.

PM Modi advised officers to use social media to reach out to people.

“E-governance, M-governance, social media- these are good means to reach out to the people and for their benefits," he said.

PM Modi conferred the Prime Minister’s awards for excellence in public administration to districts and other Central and state organisations for effective implementation of programmes and innovation.