Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday chaired a Council of Ministers' meeting, held at Rashtrapati Bhavan's Cultural Centre where all key ministers were in attendance.
According to inputs from PTI, the meeting was termed as 'Chintan Shivir', where Modi stressed that simplicity is the way of life.
According to PTI sources, presentations were made by Union Ministers Mansukh Mandaviya and Dharmendra Pradhan on efficiency and time management. Four more such "Chintan Shivirs" will be held for further improving governance, they said.
Both the ministers shared good practices on time management, efficiency, root cause analysis of problems and selection of personal staff.
Good practices about some basic issues such as dealing with people, promptly responding to letters were also shared in their presentations.
At the meeting, Modi asked the ministers to learn from the best practices of their colleagues.
Recalling late Union Minister Manohar Parrikar, the prime minister said that simplicity is a way of life.
Stating that sharing is caring, Modi spoke about Tiffin Meetings during his Gujarat days where everyone used to bring their own tiffins in meetings and shared the food as well as ideas.
The meeting at the auditorium of the Rashtrapati Bhavan lasted nearly five hours.
When asked about Rashtrapati Bhavan being chosen as the venue for the key meeting, sources said it was due to the Covid-19 protocols and the fact that such a large gathering was scheduled to happen. The meeting was earlier slated to take place 15-20 days ago.
(With PTI inputs)