PM Modi Directs Ministries To Focus On ‘Ease Of Living’ For The Common Man
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday directed all ministries of the central government to focus on "ease of living" for the common man and said the results of 2019 Lok Sabha elections have shown that people want to change "status quo". Union ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath and Nirmala Sitharaman were also present in the government secretaries’ meeting.
Addressing the secretaries, Modi said the 2019 Lok Sabha election results show that the people have voted for "pro-incumbency", a statement issued from the Prime Minister's Office read.
The prime minister said that the Indian voter has outlined a vision for the next five years, and this is now an opportunity before the new government. Huge expectations of the people should not be viewed as a challenge but an opportunity for the central government to achieve the targets.
"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 statement said.
Speaking of the demographic dividend, the prime minister said it is essential that the demographics be utilised efficiently.
He touched upon the importance of the "Make in India" initiative, and the need to make tangible progress towards this end.
The prime minister said that India's progress in "ease of doing business" should reflect in greater facilitation for small businesses and entrepreneurs.
Addressing the government secretaries meeting, cabinet secretary PK Sinha mentioned two important tasks for them—one, a five-year plan document for each ministry, with well-defined targets and milestones and two, a significant impactful decision in each ministry, for which approvals will be taken within 100 days.