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Modi Govt’s 100-day Plan to Execute 167 Big Bang Ideas

July 13, 2019 06:16 AM

COURTESY ET JULY 13

Modi Govt’s 100-day Plan to Execute 167 Big Bang Ideas
TOP PRIORITY The NDA 2 has chosen these projects which have to be implemented by Oct 15; cabinet secy Pradeep Sinha to monitor their progress through weekly status reports
Our Political Bureau

New Delhi:

The Modi government has shortlisted 167 ‘transformative ideas’ for implementation in the first 100 days of its second stint—that is by October 15.


In a communication to all secretaries on July10, cabinet secretary Pradeep K Sinha said that based on the recommendations of the Sectoral Group of Secretaries, and after further consideration by the Group of Ministers, “it has been decided to implement 167 transformative ideas as the 100-day programme of the government”.

ET has learnt that Sinha’s note, which marks July 5 to October 15 as the period during which the ideas—shortlisted after several rounds of presentations by all the ministries and top-level deliberations—will be implemented.

While secretaries have been tasked with implementing these ideas under their own supervision, Sinha has said he will monitor the progress of this plan through weekly status reports that each secretary will be expected to send every Friday by 5 pm.

All ministries have also been asked to put out performance monitoring dashboards on all major schemes to enable public access to the progress made on these schemes. A consolidation of training institutions and printing presses under every ministry has also been sought, officials told ET.

Among the approved ideas are said to be the department of administrative reforms and public grievances’ plan to upgrade the Centralised Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS) to expedite processing of public grievances, plans to launch a national e-services delivery assessment and a new Central Secretariat Office Manual of Office procedure.

The human resource development ministry has been tasked with launching a mega drive to fill up 300,000 faculty vacancies across all higher education institutes within 100 days, the sources said.

The ministry of culture is expected to ensure completion of the structure of the museum on prime minsters of India at Nehru Memorial Museum & Library, inauguration of three new barrack museums at Red Fort, besides several activities associated with the commemoration of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary.

The idea behind the 100-day plan is to ensure that the Modi government 2.0 wastes no time in deciding its course of action, officials said, adding that the BJP-led government had begun preparations for it even as the Lok Sabha elections were underway. While the political class and even sitting ministers were immersed in election campaigns since March, each department and ministry was tasked by the PMO to draw up clear 100-day governance plans.

Several rounds of meetings were held in the bureaucracy to ensure that the new government gets moving as soon as it takes office.

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