New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had an informal interaction with all Secretaries to the Government of India on Wednesday.
During the interaction, PM said top bureaucrats should speed up the decision-making process and remove any communication gap among them while he promised to ensure that officers have the freedom and protection for objective and honest decision-making.
In the course of the interaction, the Prime Minister described the assembled officers, as one team, and appreciated the good work done by the team over the last ten months. In particular, the Prime Minister mentioned the success of coal block auctions, and the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Vice-Chairman of NITI Aayog Arvind Panagariya, Member of NITI Aayog Bibek Debroy, Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister Nripendra Misra and Additional Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister PK Mishra were present at the interaction.
Soon after taking over as Prime Ministership on May 26 last year, Modi had met all the Secretaries on June 4 and told them to fearlessly take decisions and that he would back them. This was yet another meeting to boost up motivation in all top level bureaucrats.
The interaction, was followed by high tea and held on the Panchvati lawns at 7, Race Course Road.