PM Modi asks Secretaries to review ease of doing business

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked Secretaries of Central Government Departments and State Chief Secretaries to review the situation with regard to Ease of Doing Business. Referring to the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business” Report, he asked the officials to assess the progress based on the parameters used in the Report.

Mr Modi also asked senior officials of the Central Government to review its progress on weekly basis. Interacting through PRAGATI, the Prime Minister also reviewed the progress of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) and underlined the Government’s commitment to provide Housing for All by 2022. He also asked the States to come up with strategies, time bound action plans and roadmap, and a monitoring mechanism to follow up on this goal. He called for the use of latest technology inputs to improve the pace and quality of work.

The Prime Minister reviewed the progress towards handling and resolution of grievances related to the telecom sector. He emphasized the need for improving efficiency, and fixing accountability at all levels to bring about a visible change in the situation at the earliest. Mr Modi also reviewed the progress of vital infrastructure projects in the railway, road, port, power and natural gas sectors, spread over several states.

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