Work cohesively for good governance: Narendra Modi to ministers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held a marathon meeting with his entire Council of Ministers and is believed to have told them to work for efficient governance and time-bound implementation of the work undertaken by ensuring that the benefits reach the people.

PTI| Last Updated: Jun 02, 2014, 22:49 PM IST

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held a marathon meeting with his entire Council of Ministers and is believed to have told them to work for efficient governance and time-bound implementation of the work undertaken by ensuring that the benefits reach the people.

He is understood to have emphasised that all the 45 ministers and ministries should work cohesively with synergy for the country`s development, sources said.

At the meeting that lasted over three hours at his residence, Modi talked about his ideas on how to boost the economy, attract greater investment and improve infrastructure.
He is believed to have asked ministers to come up with progress report on various projects initiated by the previous UPA government, the sources said.

The discussions are believed to have centred around the 100-day agenda which Modi had asked his ministerial colleagues to set, identifying priorities.

He is understood to have sought suggestions from the Ministers on various matters related to governance, sources said.

The meeting took place against the backdrop of Modi`s 10-point agenda which includes increasing investment, completing infrastructure projects in a time-bound manner and exploiting of natural resources, besides giving freedom to bureaucrats to take decisions and implement them.

The Prime Minister has already decided to empower individual ministries to take decisions and implement them speedily. In this regard, he scrapped on Saturday the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoMs) and Group of Ministers (GoMs), a legacy of the UPA government.
Earlier, he had told his ministers to set a timetable for the first 100 days listing the priorities with focus on efficient governance and delivery and implementation of schemes and programmes.

Modi has told his Cabinet colleagues to take their Ministers of State along in implementation of programmes and that he would be regularly meeting them as also the Secretaries individually.

He will be meeting Secretaries tomorrow.