In his first meeting with the Secretaries to the Government of India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has entrusted them with the responsibility of designing a five-year roadmap for each Ministry with well-defined goals.
The meeting took place at the Prime Minister’s residence at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg, in which Cabinet Secretary P.K Sinha assigned the sectoral groups of secretaries the task of coming up with five-year plans for each Ministry, with clear-cut milestones and targets. The meeting was attended by senior Cabinet leaders such as Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Dr Jitendra Singh.
Apart from this, each Ministry has been tasked with proposing “A significant impactful decision” for which approvals will be given within 100 days, said an official statement.
PM Modi stressed on the participation from every department to achieve the ambitious target of making India a five-trillion dollar economy. PM Modi not only asked each Ministry to place top priority on ‘ease of living’ but he also added that India’s advancement in ‘Ease of Doing Business’ should indicate in larger facilitation for small businesses and entrepreneurs.
PM Modi also touched upon the salience of ‘Make in India’ initiative to propel India in the league of $5+ trillion economies. Talking about the convincing Lok Sabha mandate received by the people for his government, PM Modi said that it reflected the will and aspirations of the people to alter the ‘status quo’ and aspire for a better life. Modi asserted that the Lok Sabha result was marked by pro-incumbency and that the team of officials who worked hard, envisaged schemes and implemented them on the ground should be credited for this victory.
Modi stated that the population of the country had reposed their faith in the NDA’s governance. “It is now our duty to fulfil their aspirations. Their aspirations shouldn’t be viewed as challenges but as opportunities. The mandate reflects the will and aspirations of the people to change their status quo and seek a better life,” PM Modi emphasised, asking the secretaries to focus on improving the ‘ease of living’ of the people through various Ministries.