Barely ten days before the announcement of the election results, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday asked the Planning Commission to prepare by Monday a report on the achievements of the UPA government in different sectors, which would later be made public.
Singh gave this direction to the Planning Commission in probably his last meeting at his residence with the members of the present panel, which lasted more than two hours.
The report, to be prepared by the Commission, sources said, will provide an assessment of the Government's achievements in the last five years and also pin-point the weaknesses that need to be addressed by the next one.
The results of the general elections, currently under way, are scheduled to be announced on May 16.
"We have apprised the Prime Minister of achievements in different areas...We are preparing the report which will be submitted sometime next week," Planning Commission Member Kirit Parikh told PTI after the meeting.
Besides Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia, all eight members including Kirit Parikh, Anwarul Hoda, V L Chopra, Abhijit Sen and B N Yugandhar were present at the meeting.