To improve efficiency and transparency in the Narendra Modi government, the Center has divided 77 members of the entire Council of Ministers into eight different groups to develop technology-based resources and create a pool of professionals for recruitment into their teams. Can you Sources said the Narendra Modi-led government is planning to involve young professionals, make best use of technology for project monitoring and take suggestions from retired officials.
The process of dividing the ministers into eight groups has been done after ‘chintan shivars’ (brainstorming sessions) of the entire council headed by PM Modi. This meeting lasted for about five hours. A total of five such meetings were held – one on individual efficiency, focused implementation, functioning of the ministry and stakeholders’ engagement, party coordination and effective communication and the last on parliamentary practices.
The last session was also attended by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu. According to sources, these brainstorming meetings were mainly focused on improving the efficiency and delivery system of the Modi government. He said the groups have been formed with a focus on overall reform in governance by making ministers a more pragmatic approach.
Sources further said that 77 ministers are part of one of these eight groups, each consisting of nine to ten ministers, with a Union minister designated as the group coordinator. Some of the tasks assigned to these groups are – development of a portal in each minister’s office to give updates on the performance of major schemes and policies of the government, a dashboard to monitor the decisions taken by the ministers concerned and to schedule meetings and correspondence. A system for the management of They have also been directed to develop stakeholder engagement programs and create profiles of all states, districts and ministries.
According to India Today sources, one of the groups has been tasked with developing a mechanism to form a team of three young professionals with good command over communications, research and other key areas. He said another group has been tasked to develop a portal on the experiences and feedback of the retiring employees.
Sources further said that among the Union Ministers who have made their respective groups coordinators are Hardeep Singh Puri, Narendra Singh Tomar, Piyush Goyal, Dharmendra Pradhan, Smriti Irani and Anurag Thakur. These ministers have been given this responsibility so that they can share the good practices of their respective offices with other cabinet colleagues. Most ministers who make presentations during brainstorming meetings are tasked with coordinating their respective groups.
On PM Modi’s instructions, Union ministers carpooled to their cabinet colleagues from different ministries and come from different states to attend ‘chintan camps’. This process will also benefit the new ministers who have got a chance to work with the Center for the first time.
PM Modi also told about ‘Tiffin Meetings’ during his Gujarat days, where everyone used to bring their own tiffin to the meetings and shared ideas along with food. These meetings are considered important in view of the 2024 general elections. Whose purpose is to streamline the government and speed up the work so that people do not get a chance to complain. Let us inform that since the expansion of the Union Council of Ministers in July this year, there have been continuous meetings.