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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is now keeping an eye on the status of the projects launched since he first assumed office in May 2014, ThePrint has learnt.

To monitor and analyse the progress of projects and schemes announced by the Modi government since 2014, a monitoring group, headed by Union ministers Mansukh Mandaviya and Jitendra Singh, has been constituted by the Centre.

According to sources, Prime Minister Modi had stressed on the need to monitor the progress of the work done by the ministries following which the exercise is being carried out. The monitoring group will make a presentation to the PM after the completion of this exercise. The exercise is likely to be completed in a week’s time.

“The review considered the status of implementing the PM’s announcements as well as the status of work where Modi had laid the foundation stones. The need to ensure timely implementation has been stressed. On completion of this exercise, the monitoring group will make a presentation to the prime minister,” said a senior government official.

The five-member group — also comprising three officials from the PMO — has been constituted to analyse the progress achieved so far with respect to the list of bills on which rules are yet to be framed, 141 announcements made by Modi on various occasions since May 2014 on which action has not been completed yet, foundation stones of various projects laid by the central government, and the budget announcements from 2014-15 to 2019-20.

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Action taken reports

All the ministries had been asked to prepare an action taken report on the PM’s announcements.

“A number of ministries such as civil aviation, power, finance, home, jal shakti, labour, culture among others had to present their reports on November 16 and 17. A number of these ministries had projects announced by the PM and in many cases foundation stone laying (ceremony) was also carried out. It was also suggested that for announcements made by the PM where there are or can’t be clear deadlines, internal timelines, milestones and outcomes be shared,” said the senior government official quoted above.

During the meeting, the ministries were asked to adhere to the deadlines. “Another round of meetings will take place soon, as 20-odd ministers are still left. They have submitted their presentations and action plan, and a meeting will be called soon,” added the official.

In April last year, PM Modi had asked ministers dealing with the social and infrastructure sector to come up with short-term and long-term targets and, at the same time, brief him in a week to ensure their progress could be monitored by the PMO.

Also read: Concerned over delays, PMO to now access railways portal to directly monitor projects


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