Talk about schemes that have yielded results, Modi tells ministers
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government is completing its second year in office on May 26, what is worrying most to the PM is reaching out to people and showcasing his achievements.
Modi has directed his Cabinet colleagues to highlight the government's achievements in a short span of time rather than talk about schemes, which would take longer to bear fruit.
According to sources in the government, Modi is not happy with his Cabinet colleagues, particularly on the issue of promotion of people-friendly schemes. “In order to counter charges leveled by the Opposition, the Ministers have been told to pick only those schemes that have started showing impact on the ground,” a source said.
“Ministers have been instructed not to indulge in any negative publicity as it diverts people's attention from the positive works carried out by the government,” the source said, adding that they have been told not to make any controversial statement.
According to sources, the Ministers will focus on achievements such as simplification of ITR form, Aadhaar Bill, more funds to rural job guarantee scheme, health schemes for the poor, women-centric schemes, electrification, subsidies through Direct Benefit Transfer, LPG connection to weaker sections and scholarship schemes, among others, as these schemes have started benefiting millions of people.
Sources said the marathon work of collecting details from different departments will continue till May. “Some reports of ministries have been rejected and fresh reports have been sought, after it was found that the details provided by them were not up to the mark,” the source said.