PM to Review Performance of Ministries every month – He asked the Secretaries, to set up a system for top-level monitoring of grievances, a PMO statement said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting of his Council of Ministers on Wednesday evening to review the implementation of the decisions of at least four Ministries, and earmarked the second Wednesday of every month for such a review of selected Ministries. The next meeting of the whole Council of Ministers is scheduled for February 10.
The Ministries that made presentations on Wednesday included Chemicals and Fertilizers, Food and Consumer Affairs, Agriculture and Rural Development. Of these, the largest number of Cabinet decisions, sources said, was in the Chemicals and Fertilizers Ministry, headed by Ananth Kumar. “There were 60-62 decisions that were examined in the presentation,” said a senior official in the government.
A Minister present at the meeting said that Mr. Modi was interested in knowing the reasons for not implementing certain decisions as fast as they should have been.
There was talk that this meeting was a n appraisal that may lead to a Cabinet reshuffle. “As of now, however, it seems that the meetings are a way of giving even junior Ministers some exposure on how the totality of government works and foster some team spirit,” the Minister said.
Lax officials warned of action
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday took exception to the complaints and grievances related to the customs and excise sector and directed strict action against the officials responsible.
He asked the Secretaries, to set up a system for top-level monitoring of grievances, a PMO statement said. He was chairing the meeting of PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation).
Source: The Hindu