In the first meeting with the council of ministers on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged them to give more roles to the ministers of states (MoS). According to him, the cabinet ministers should share important files with the MoS to enhance productivity.
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The Prime Minister also stated that the cabinet ministers should sit with their junior colleagues to clear proposals as this would ensure faster approval on files. Modi asked the senior ministers to hand hold the new incumbents.
Modi asked the cabinet ministers to prepare a five-year agenda for each portfolio and stated that an impactful decision has to be taken within the first 100 days of the government.
In order to bridge the gap between citizens and the government, he asked the council of ministers to keep meeting party MPs and general public on a regular basis and can start by meeting parliamentarians from their respective states. He also suggested that there is not much difference between a minister and an MP.
During the meeting, Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar (Agriculture), Nirmala Sitharaman (Finance) and Piyush Goyal (Railways) gave presentations on optimal utilisation of the Parliament session beginning Monday, inviting inputs for the Union Budget scheduled on July 5 and five year vision document on each union ministry respectively.
Emphasising on the significance of discipline, the Prime Minister advised the ministers to reach office on time and avoid working from home for better efficiency.