PM to interact with chief secretaries on social, economic issues

The deliberations will cover a wide range of issues and the focus will be on best practices in social and economic sectors across states.

Published: 09th July 2017 08:18 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th July 2017 08:18 PM   |  A+A-

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File photo | PTI)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will Monday interact with chief secretaries of all States in the National Conference of Chief Secretaries on social and economic issues ranging from health indicators to farmers suicide.

Being organized by the NITI Aayog, chief secretaries from 30 States and union territories along with planning secretaries, finance secretaries, health secretaries, agriculture secretaries and industry secretaries will attend the conference.

The deliberations will cover a wide range of issues and the focus will be on best practices in social and economic sectors across states.

Various developmental indicators developed by NITI Aayog, in the areas of health, education, water management and digital transformation will be discussed to measure performance and progress of states and rank them appropriately to instill healthy competition among them.

“The conference is to further the spirit of cooperative and competitive federalism,” said a statement issued by Niti Aayog.

In addition interactive sessions on ‘Agricultural Reforms’, ‘Health &Nutrition’ and ‘Developmental issues’ have also been planned.

Discussions on the financial position of the states and UTs post Fourteenth Finance Commission, outcome based monitoring, Direst Benefit Transfer implementation and its progress, ease of doing business figure as key element of the agenda of the daylong National Conference.

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