NEW DELHI: With the swearing-in and other celebrations related to taking charge of ministries over, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday laid down guidelines for his ministerial colleagues to achieve speedy delivery of programmes and time-bound implementation of infrastructure projects — in short an efficient governance model that aims to show tangible results within 100 days. “The Prime Minister wants all ministers to have their own time-table on the priorities in each of the first 100 days,” Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said after the new government’s second Cabinet meeting.
Briefing the media, Naidu said Modi emphasised that the “most important” aspect needing sustained focus was efficient governance. As per the 10-point governance roadmap unveiled by the new PM, the ministers have been asked to work in a manner that helps build confidence within the bureaucracy. Top priority was accorded to addressing concerns related to the weak economy, infrastructure and investment reforms, implementation of policies in a time-bound manner and stability and sustainability in government policy-making. Modi has also asked his Cabinet ministers to take Ministers of State along and give them “proper” work so they feel involved.