Inaugurating a day-long conference of Secretaries of Administrative Reforms, the Minister also noted that India's performance on the Human Development Index published by the UNDP that provides a composite measures of three dimensions of human development -- life expectancy, literacy rate and standard of living remains "abysmal".
"India still ranks 132 out of 179 countries," he said.
Chavan said recommendations of the Veerappa Moily-led Administrative Reforms Commission are being deliberated at the highest level of government before they are accepted and conveyed to the state government for their considerations.
"As many of these recommendations are within the realm of the state government, it will provide a foundation for deliberations and debate. A focused approach should be taken for initiates in the field of reforms in these sectors," he said.