Use Indira, Rajiv’s names in progs sparingly: Govt

The government has advised ministers to sparingly name programmes after national leaders like Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi as implementation of many of these programmes is "not always as ought to be".

Last Updated: Oct 09, 2010, 14:40 PM IST

New Delhi: The government has advised
ministers to sparingly name programmes after national leaders
like Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi as implementation of many
of these programmes is "not always as ought to be".

Noting that number of programmes under execution in
the country were named after leaders particularly Indira
Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, Cabinet Secretary KM Chandrasekhar
said in a letter to ministers that "the practice has become
widespread and indiscriminate".

"This reduces the value of identifying programmes with
national figures particularly as implementation and impact
of many of these programmes is not always as ought to be. As
such many of them do not merit such association," he said.

"I have, therefore, been directed to convey that in the
light of what is stated above there is need to be sparing and
selective in associating names of the national leaders with
such programmes to prevent proliferation of such
nomenclature," the Cabinet Secretary said.

PTI