PM Modi directs bureaucrats to identify goals to be achieved by 2022

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers remarks to reporters after meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S. June 7, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a constructive meeting with all the top bureaucrats on Monday. This meeting was conducted with an aim to identify concrete goals to be achieved by 2022, the 75th anniversary of Independence.

The focus, however, was given to the development of 100 most backward districts in short time frame.

Modi, while interacting with all the secretaries to the government of India, asked them to rise above the “administrative mechanisms of earlier centuries” and work beyond the “silos” of their respective ministries for the development of the country.

PM Modi sent out a very strong message at the meeting when he said: “You have an opportunity to transform the lives of one-sixth of humanity”.He called for a mission mode approach to the 100 most backward districts in India and said specific goals should be set on various parameters in definite short time frames for these districts, the PMO said.

PM Modi said that best results in the last three years were achieved when the whole team was working in unison and as a team. He thereby asked all minister to not work in silos.

The final rollout of Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime on 1 July will be a turning point in the country’s history, he said. PM Modi asked all secretaries to prep up for the GST implementation in advance so that it is embraced by the entire country smoothly.

The prime minister told the bureaucrats that “the world is looking at India differently today and this is a unique opportunity which should not be missed. Let us build mechanisms to meet global expectations.”

Top ministers including Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj and Nitin Gadkari were also present at the meeting, addressed the secretaries.



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