PM Modi sets up new standards of Work Ethic for his Council of Ministers.
Aiming to inspire a high-performance start to his second tenure as India’s PM, Narendra Modi laid out new ground rules for his council of ministers.
Modi told his council of ministers to come to work at 09:30 am, hand-holding staff and never work from home.
- PM Modi addressed a meeting where all the Members of Parliament who took oath as Union Ministers in the newly formed NDA government were gathered.
- Modi advised ministers to clear pending proposals on time by sitting together with junior colleagues and clearing backlog of files.
- The ministers were also instructed to take crucial decisions within the first 100 days of the government.
- Railway Minister Piyush Goyal pitched in by suggesting the compilation of a five-year vision document for each ministry.
- The PM also advised his Ministers who were freshly elected MPs to visit their parliamentary constituencies and meet people more often.
The meet saw some Ministers shared their visions for their ministries and give detailed presentations. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman gave a presentation on inviting ideas for the upcoming Union Budget. Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar gave a presentation on ‘optimal utilisation of Parliament session’.
Seeking to give more role to ministers of state, important files should be shared with them by the cabinet ministers. This would enhance productivity stated by Narendra Modi.
Expansion of PM – Kisan Scheme
In its first cabinet meeting, PM Modi approved the expansion of the PM-KISAN scheme to cover all farmers, who will be given Rs 6,000 per annum as financial assistance. His idea was endorsed unanimously by the council of ministers.
Post re-election, BJP-led NDA Government is looking to take important steps early on to keep up the perception of strong and decisive governance. With the Parliament session beginning next week, the ministers of state will have a key role. Most of the ministers are MPs and will be responsible for taking on parliamentary questions tabled on the floor of the House.