Improved Work Culture Report Today

Published: 30th July 2014 09:52 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th July 2014 09:52 AM   |  A+A-

court.jpgNEW DELHI: With the deadline to implement Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s directives to Ministries and departments to ensure an improved work culture and work environment due on Wednesday, the division heads in all the Ministries have been asked to submit a compliance report on action points circulated by the Cabinet Secretariat on June 5.

A note from ministries to division heads said that to ensure desirable progress, action taken report may be sent by July 30, for further necessary action.

Among the 11 directives, four were related to important tasks such as repealing the archaic acts. The Cabinet Secretariat has asked every department to identify and repeal at least 10 rules of processes and even archaic acts that are redundant and would not lead to any loss of efficiency.

The departments were also asked to identify the forms that are in vogue and shorten them to one page only. The message from the Prime Minister was clear that seeking unnecessary or irrelevant information should be discouraged.

In order to break the bureaucratic logjam and policy paralysis in the governance, the PM had also asked to reduce the decision-making layers, keeping a maximum four layers in the departments. To improve the work environment, the Cabinet Secretariat had also asked the ministries to weed out old files and papers in accordance with the rules of record-keeping.

After the PM’s directive in June, several ministries had launched a special ‘office cleaning’ drive to spruce up offices and rid of unwanted old files.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp