It’s review time for the Narendra Modi government. With the NDA nearing 100 days in office, ministries are scrambling to come up with report cards highlighting their achievements. According to sources, the BJP-led government has already taken several key policy decisions in an attempt to honour its promise of ‘achhey din’ (better days). Last 88 days saw PM Modi taking gradual but firm control of the government initiatives, be it the Ganga clean-up drive, infrastructure projects or skill development of youth. Modi set out his agenda of development along with the roadmap on which he wants the government to function. Sources said the PMO would give the report cards of the ministries grading and remarks. The plan to highlight achievements of the government is crucial for the BJP as several states are heading for Assembly polls or bypolls. Party leaders claimed that the BJP would showcase the achievements during the poll campaign. A senior official said ministries had been given a deadline to submit details of their main achievements. According to sources, various ministries are likely to hold press conferences in the first week of September to showcase the policy initiatives of the government. A discussion on how to showcase the achievements before the nation was held on Friday at the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, where senior officials and information officers had been told to get ready for the event. While the schedule is yet to be finalised, it is expected that press conferences will start with the finance ministry, followed by other ministries, including urban development and road surface transport. Sources also said there were chances that the I&B ministry would compile all these achievements and release them in the form of a booklet. Earlier, the ministry had released a similar booklet – Turning a new leaf: Initiatives and achievements of the government – during the BJP’s recently-held national council meet. The booklet was distributed among the party MPs who were told to inform the people in their respective constituencies about the government’s administrative initiatives.
Courtesy: India Today