Modi sets 6 June deadline to chalk out priority areas
He asked the ministers to engage young and efficient workforce to bring India back to desired growth rate. ‘He has asked his ministers to prepare a status report on the areas that need immediate attention and the areas which required least but was hyped during the previous government,’ party sources said.
When asked about the urgency of the ‘status report’, he said, ‘On 9 June, President Pranab Mukherjee is expected to address the joint sitting of Parliament. Before the address, the government should be ready with their list of thrust areas for further discussion. This is the reason why he has set a deadline for the report.’
Focus on efficient governance, its delivery and implementation of programmes was also discussed in the meeting. Modi interacted with the ministers on the 100-day agenda set up by him for the speedy disbursal of pending works.
The other areas on which views were shared among the ministers are investment, completing infrastructure projects in a time-bound manner, utilising natural resources and freedom to bureaucrats to take decisions and implement them.