Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called a meeting of his council of ministers on Tuesday to take stock of their performance. The meeting comes against the backdrop of the second anniversary of the Modi government’s tenure later this month.
Sources said the PM will be reviewing the progress of different ministries in implementing the decisions taken by the cabinet and the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs in the last two years. “It is a stock taking exercise to see how many decisions taken by the cabinet have actually been implemented by the respective ministries,” a government official said. Another official said, “There is a general perception that a gap exists between what was promised by the NDA government and the actual delivery of services.”
The stock-taking exercise is also being seen by many in the government as an attempt to expedite the implementation of government schemes and projects ahead of next year’s high stake assembly elections in states such as Uttar Pradesh.
Modi had held a similar meeting in January where a detailed presentation was made on all the cabinet decisions taken after the NDA government came to power in May 2014.