PM Modi to meet cabinet ministers, review their performance
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet his cabinet ministers Thursday afternoon to take stock of the work done by various ministries in the two years the NDA has been in power. The meeting comes amid talk of a ministerial reshuffle but official sources denied the two events were linked.
The reshuffle is expected before the Prime Minister leaves on a four-nation tour on July 6.
Modi would review the progress in implementing the decisions taken by the cabinet and the cabinet committee on economic affairs, source said.
“It is a stock-taking exercise to see how many decisions taken by the cabinet has actually been implemented... There is a growing perception of a gap between delivery of services and what was promised by the NDA government,” a government official said.
The PM held similar meetings in January and May where a detailed presentation of all cabinet decisions taken since May 2014, when the BJP swept to power, was made for the council of ministers.
Modi gave a pep talk to his ministerial colleagues, asking them to get over the “negative perception” that not much was happening in the government.
Modi had decided that such meetings would be held on the last Wednesday of every month to keep track of the performance of various ministries. Ministries have been clubbed into three categories — agriculture and related sectors, infrastructure and related sectors, and social and core sectors – for these monthly reviews.
Thursday’s meeting comes a month after the Modi government completed two years in office.
Modi had on Wednesday met BJP chief Amit Shah, who is also planning changes in the ruling party ahead of crucial state elections due in 2017.