Will meet you, your Secretaries one-on-one: Modi to 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 | Published:May 29, 2014 10:06 pm
Modi asked Cabinet colleagues to take their Ministers of State into confidence, and give them adequate work. (Source: Express photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi) Modi asked Cabinet colleagues to take their Ministers of State into confidence, and give them adequate work. (Source: Express photo by Neeraj Priyadarshi)

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 decision making 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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  1. アビナシュ ジェナ
    May 29, 2014 at 5:03 pm
    cool
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      RAJ
      May 29, 2014 at 5:41 pm
      Be the first to comment.
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        RAJ
        May 29, 2014 at 5:33 pm
        He has no faith and ured on cabinets quality/productivity except on few so its good to have control ... appreciable.
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          Balakrishna Khandadhi
          May 29, 2014 at 5:07 pm
          Wounder full beginning by PM Modi, hopes are ripening,
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            Narendar
            May 31, 2014 at 4:36 am
            PM must ensure accountability from all. Secretaries cannot palm of their responsibilities. A right step.
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              Pradeep Deo
              May 30, 2014 at 2:46 am
              A good beginning....
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                PMMKRISHNA
                May 31, 2014 at 1:42 pm
                AN EXPECTED MOVE BY THE PM. COUNT MINUTES NOT DAYS MUST BE THE MEASURE OF SPEED. WHIP THOSE WHO FLOUNDER, CHECK THEM OUT WITHOUT A SECOND CHANCE
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                  khilendra choudhary
                  May 31, 2014 at 3:42 pm
                  Sir jis pirkar private school may bacha keFeed back unka mata pita ko her week de jati ushi pirkar sarksri school may be de jay.
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