Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with all Secretaries to the Government of India at New Delhi on Monday where he urged them to use technology to improve outcomes and efficiency in each department.
Union Ministers Rajnath Singh (Defence), Amit Shah (Home), Nirmala Sitharaman (Finance) and Dr Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Development of North East Region were also present during the interaction.
Had an extensive interaction with Secretaries to the Government of India. Discussed governance related issues including:
Boosting ‘Ease of Living.’
Focus on water, agriculture & animal husbandry.
Making business easer.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 10, 2019
The Prime Minister spoke on the significance of efficient utilisation of demographic dividend. He said, “Every department of the Union Government, and every district of each State has a role to play in making India a 5 trillion dollar economy.”
Modi said that India’s progress in ‘Ease of Doing Business’ should reflect in greater facilitation for small businesses and entrepreneurs. He stated the each Ministry of the Government should focus on ‘Ease of Living’.
He also stated that water, fisheries, and animal husbandry will be important areas for the Government.
Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha mentioned two important tasks which would be placed before Sectoral Groups of Secretaries which include a five year plan document for each Ministry, with well-defined targets and milestones. Secondly, a significant impactful decision in each Ministry, for which approvals will be taken within 100 days.
The Secretaries shared their vision and ideas on subjects such as administrative decision-making, agriculture, rural development and Panchayati Raj, IT initiatives, education reform, healthcare, industrial policy, economic growth, skill development etc.
While giving credit to the officials, Modi said, “The recent General Elections, have been marked by pro-incumbency, for which credit must go to the entire team of officials, which worked hard, conceived schemes, and delivered excellent results on the ground, over the last five years.”
Concluding the interaction, the Prime Minister urged the Secretaries to hit the ground running and to fulfil the aspirations of the people. He also said that the Secretaries have vision, commitment and energy to take the country forward and he is proud of the team.