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PM expresses concern over lack of coordination among govt depts

He lamented that its departments preferred to settle disputes in courts and worked in silos.

Published: 20th January 2017 09:03 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th January 2017 09:03 PM   |  A+A-

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File | Reuters)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI:  Expressing concern over lack of coordination among government departments, PM Narendra Modi today asked various arms of the government to function in cohesion under a broad vision. He lamented that its departments preferred to settle disputes in courts and worked in silos.

"Unfortunately, government departments have a nature of working in silos. Sometimes there are so many silos within the department. There is no coordination between departments. That is why if one department thinks about a particular programme, the other department thinks completely opposite of that,” Modi said.

Speaking further the PM said, "Sometimes, two departments of the same government confront each other in court to settle disputes by paying money to lawyers. This is not a healthy situation. It needs to change. And the way to do it is to sit together and in detail, under a broad vision, think about the roles each department needs to play and what results we can bring."

The PM said this while addressing a conference of ministers and secretaries of Tourism, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports of the Union and state governments in the Rann of Kutch in Gujarat through video conference from New Delhi.

Modi said there was a need for an institutional arrangement which enables excellence in sports as every government wants to popularise games.  “What is needed is proper mapping at the district level so that we can understand where is our talent and where is the infrastructure," he said.

The Prime Minister stressed on the need for an institutional arrangement that enables excellence in sports. He noted that the Union Government as well as all State Governments would be keen to popularize sports. He said there is a strong need for proper mapping at the district level so that we can understand the range of our talent, and plan for infrastructure accordingly.

Modi said that as far as tourism is concerned, India is blessed with so much potential and this can draw the world to India. The Prime Minister said that India’s youth is giving strength to key programmes such as digital initiatives, and Swachh Bharat Mission. He suggested that each state should select a few destinations, create world class tourism infrastructure,  and draw the world there. 



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