Reach office on time, avoid working from home: PM Modi tells council of ministers

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday told the council of ministers that they should reach office on time and avoid working from home to set an example for others.

In the first meeting of the council of ministers after the Modi-led dispensation assumed charge last month, the prime minister also asked senior ministers to hand-hold the new incumbents, sources said after the meeting.

PM Modi also said important files should be shared with them by the cabinet ministers. For ensuring faster approval on files, Modi said both the cabinet minister and his junior colleague can sit together to clear proposals, the sources said.

Emphasising on punctuality, Modi said all the ministers should reach office on time and spend a few minutes discussing latest developments in the ministry with the officials.

He further said ministers should come to the office on a regular basis and avoid working from home. And at the same time, they should keep meeting party MPs and the general public on a regular basis and can start by meeting parliamentarians from their respective states, while suggesting that there is not much difference between a minister and an MP.

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Modi also talked about the five-year agenda which every ministry has to formulate and an impactful decision needs to be taken in the first 100 days of the government.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made a presentation on inviting inputs for the Union Budget which will be presented on July 5. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal made a presentation on five-year vision document for each Union ministry, the sources said.

The Union Cabinet will also meet on Wednesday ahead of the council of ministers’ meeting. In the first cabinet meeting, the Modi government had approved the expansion of the PM-KISAN scheme to cover all farmers who will get Rs 6,000 financial assistance per annum.

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