Identify redundant laws, have knowledge beyond own ministries: PM to ministers

New Delhi: Emphasizing that leading a government is a collective responsibility, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday suggested to members of his cabinet that they should have in-depth knowledge of governance issues going beyond their respective ministries, sources said.

Modi also suggested that they identify redundant laws in their respective ministries and move towards their removal, the sources said, adding that he requested them to take all necessary measures to ensure the implementation of the programs. governments on the ground.

In line with the government’s reform program, several presentations, including on the streamlining of self-governing bodies and the decriminalization of certain minor offences, were made by senior officials during the Union Council of Ministers meeting chaired by the Prime Minister Modi.

A total of five presentations were made during the meeting which lasted almost four hours.

Topics of the presentation included 75 “Amrit Sarovars” in each district, implementation of the 2022-23 budget announcements, streamlining of self-governing bodies, decriminalization of offenses and capacity building commission, the sources said.

Prime Minister Modi specifically told ministers that the budget allocated to their respective ministries should be fully utilized, while ensuring the last mile delivery of the government programme, the sources said.

Modi told ministers that they should have in-depth knowledge of issues related to governance and politics, going beyond their respective ministries, they said.

At the meeting, the prime minister also suggested ministers meet once every six weeks to discuss governance issues, the sources added.

The Amrit Sarovar initiative is part of the government’s water conservation measures. As part of this program, 75 water bodies will be developed and rejuvenated in each district on the occasion of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the country’s independence.

The government has taken several steps to streamline the self-governing bodies and decriminalize minor offenses that are no longer relevant.

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