Keep taking feedback from ground, PM Narendra Modi tells ministers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asked the ministers to focus on people-centric activities so that the programmes of the government touch the lives of the masses.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: November 11, 2017 2:07 am
Narendra Modi, BJP, Feedback on Central programmes, Council of Ministers Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File Photo)

With the BJP gearing up for a series of electoral tests, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asked the ministers to focus on people-centric activities so that the programmes of the government touch the lives of the masses. At the monthly meeting with his Council of Ministers, the Prime Minister advised them that they should keep taking feedback from the ground on how the schemes rolled out by the respective ministries are doing on the ground.

According to sources, three ministers, Hardeep Puri (MoS with Independent Charge, Housing and Urban Affairs), Gajendra Singh Shekhawat (MoS, Agriculture) and Anant Kumar Hegde (MoS, Skill Development) made presentations.

The presentations were to initiate discussion on “new concept building” and on “ease of life for aspirational class”, sources said.

This assumes significance as the ministers met in the backdrop of increasing criticism against the BJP-led government that it had failed to generate jobs for the youth, who constituted a major support base for the BJP in the elections since 2014.

The BJP is preparing for electoral battles in crucial states, including Gujarat, where it is expected to counter the criticism on its ability to deliver what it promised. Party sources have said that the BJP is likely to focus on youth, women and rural votes in the upcoming elections.

Earlier too, the Prime Minister met his Council of Ministers where implementation of welfare programmes were assessed and the ministers given suggestions to improve.

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  1. K
    Nov 11, 2017 at 9:57 pm
    PM of a country should not be a liar , pro-corporate , anti-farmer , communal , insensitive to sensitive issues etc
    1. Sridhara Hiriyannaiah
      Nov 11, 2017 at 12:34 pm
      Honourable PM sir, Please take feed back from me regarding ease of living. It seems you believe that no Scams in Ministry means no corruption. No Sir. day in and day out there is rampant corruption all over. Be it taking birth certificate or death certificate or registration of a property or even for payment of property tax. Unless you pay nothing is moving. Each construction works are firstly bad quality and min 30 goes as bribe to the officials handling works be it PWD, CPWD, ONGC, GAIL or be any other. School admissions, hospitals everywhere bribe only works. We are suffering in bad roads, no foot paths, pedestrians dying daily, garbage all over. So what ha s improved our lives? Nothing Sir Nothing at all. We believed you but now disappointed. What we first want are good roads, foot paths, good traffic management, bribe free offices. Can you give it?
      1. Vinit Athavale
        Nov 11, 2017 at 10:25 am
        The feedback is, Modi should stop lying and give up arrogance.
        1. धन्ना सेठ
          Nov 11, 2017 at 9:52 am
          आप ऐसे बदलाव लाने की कोशिश करते हैं जो आम आदमी के हित में नहीं और फिर जब लोगों की तकलीफ़ बढ़ती हैं तब आप उसमें सुधार करते हैं।मेरा सीधा सा सवाल हैं की आप क्यूँ पहले से पूरी तैय्यारी नहीं करते?
          1. A
            Nov 11, 2017 at 7:18 am
            Modi asks ministers to keep listening to grassroots ,now that elections are near.When has he listened himself.From where does he get his feedback.The GST rates have been slashed due to upcoming Gujrat election.It is obvious BJP is under immense pressure.What I want to know is how were these items ,which have been reduced, placed in 28 percent bracket in the 1st place.Were these guys sleeping then.Most of the items taken out are of common consumption by all,rich and poor.So why were they in the 28 percent bracket. GST was only supposed to subsume previous taxes,ie to have one tax which would be the sum of previously applied taxes.Now we find items which weren't taxed before being taxed,a much higher GST rate being applied.Is the govt attempting to increase taxes using GST as a veil.Cement will continue to be taxed at 28 ,while marble will be taxed at 18 .Cement is used by all,including poor. Is cement a luxury that poor can do without.There is no logic to this Govt's thinking .Fridge 28
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