Draw up 100-day plan, will meet one-on-one, PM Modi tells ministers

The PM also asked Cabinet colleagues to be sensitive in dealing with issues raised by states, and to be prompt in replying to them.

Written by Raghvendra Rao | New Delhi | Updated: May 30, 2014 8:24 am
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with cabinet ministers of his government in New Delhi. ( Source: PTI ) Prime Minister Narendra Modi with cabinet ministers of his government in New Delhi. ( Source: PTI )

Stressing on “sushasan” or good governance as the cornerstone of his government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday gave “advice” to Cabinet colleagues — from asking them to frame priority areas for the first 100 days, to giving adequate work to Ministers of State and responding promptly to communication from the states.

The PM, who chaired the second meeting of the Cabinet since the government was sworn in on May 26, told his ministers that he would meet one-on-one with all of them, as well as with their secretaries, in the coming days.

“The PM stressed on efficient overall governance, delivery systems and implementation of programmes,” Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said after the Cabinet meeting.

“He asked the ministers to frame their priority lists for the first 100 days. He also asked them to give priority to issues that were pending, or were nearing resolution,” Naidu said.

Modi asked Cabinet colleagues to take their Ministers of State “into confidence”, and “give them adequate work”. “It has to be worked out in a way that Ministers of State feel they are a part of decision-making. The PM has asked Cabinet ministers to take their Ministers of State along,” Naidu said. He explained that although a Cabinet minister could not leave decisionmaking entirely to an MoS, it was important to “take them along and give them proper work” to make them feel involved in governance.

Ministers of State in past governments have often remained without enough work to do. While the 10 Ministers of State with Independent Charge are likely to be busy, Modi is keen to ensure that the 12 Ministers of State attached to Cabinet ministers too have some say in his government.

The PM also asked Cabinet colleagues to be sensitive in dealing with issues raised by states, and to be prompt in replying to them. “He has worked as a chief minister and believes in maintaining the federal structure of the country,” Naidu said.

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    Ashutosh
    Jun 6, 2014 at 12:41 pm
    First priority is good governance - Jamai raja case can wait - Good governance will instill public support which is a must to act against Jamai Raja and others.
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    Gurcharan Singh
    May 31, 2014 at 5:30 pm
    BJP GOVT SHOULD DISMISS UP GOVT ON THE BASIS OF LAWLESSNESS IN UP AND IMPOSE PRESIDENT RULE IN UP
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    Jagdish Jain
    May 30, 2014 at 1:44 am
    A country does not start on a journey of 100 days; it shows how the Modi government will be really naive. Modi's idea of 100 days will create chaos in the governance of India.
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    ram bhajan
    May 31, 2014 at 11:04 am
    narendra modi g na kaha tha ki agar amne purn bahumat me aayege too sri ram janam bhumi ayodhya ka nirman karwaye ge es ke lia modi g kab sochege ..................................................jai sri ram
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    Raj
    May 30, 2014 at 3:46 am
    Every thing depend on honesty. People will judge within few month whether there is a change or the new masters are the same as the old. One hint will come soon if Robert Vadra got arrested or not. Rajasthan has a BJP government for over 7 months but they did not even try to inquire his illegal business in Rajasthan or he bought the leaders?
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    Citizen
    May 30, 2014 at 12:16 am
    Good step as a leader to give proper direction decision after purposeful debate on the issues in the cabinet. Jaihind
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