Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday interacted with all Secretaries to the Government of India, at his residence at Lok Kalyan Marg. The Prime Minister said that the Indian voter has outlined a vision for the next five years.
He said that the huge expectations of the people should not be viewed as a challenge, but an opportunity. He said the mandate reflects the will and aspirations of the people to change the status quo, and seek a better life for themselves.
The Prime Minister said that India’s progress in “Ease of Doing Business”, should reflect in greater facilitation for small businesses and entrepreneurs. He said the each Ministry of the Government should focus on “Ease of Living.”
The Prime Minister said that all departments must seek to leverage the upcoming milestone of 75 years of independence, which can inspire people to make a contribution for the betterment of the country.
Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha mentioned two important tasks which would be placed before Sectoral Groups of Secretaries: a five year plan document for each Ministry, with well-defined targets and milestones and a significant impactful decision in each Ministry, for which approvals will be taken within 100 days.
During the interaction, various Secretaries shared their vision and ideas on subjects such as administrative decision-making, agriculture, rural development and Panchayati Raj, IT initiatives, education reform, healthcare, industrial policy, economic growth, skill development etc. The Prime Minister also credited the team of officials for conceiving schemes and delivering results in the last 5 years.