Narendra Modi urges bureaucrats to take speedy decisions, focus on backward districts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on all sides of the government to work in a synchronized manner and forced the bureaucracy to make quick decisions, promising that honest decisions would always be encouraged with good intentions.

Good governance should be a priority for stakeholders, he said in an interaction with a group of more than 70 additional secretaries and joint central government secretaries, according to a PMO statement.

Modi called on the agents to draw attention to the 100 most remote areas of India so that they can be brought to the national average level in various development parameters.

The prime minister said that the combination of development and good governance is essential to the well-being and satisfaction of citizens, said the statement on the interaction that took place on Wednesday night.

He emphasized the need for all the wings of government to work in harmony and synchronization to achieve the best possible results, he added. Underlining the importance of breaking the silos, he insisted on an effective internal communication between the different departments of the government.

Modi said all officers should keep poor and ordinary citizens in their minds making decisions, PMO said. The prime minister said it was a unique opportunity for officials to do everything possible for the benefit of the nation.

He stressed the need for speed and efficiency in decision-making and said honest decision-making with good intentions would always be encouraged by trade union government, the statement said.

During the interaction, stakeholders shared their experiences on issues such as digital and intelligent governance, administrative procedures and accountability, transparency, doubling of farmers’ incomes, skills development, Swachh Bharat, Consumer Rights, Environment and construction of New India in 2022, said the PMO.

The prime minister said the world is looking towards India with positive expectations. He said the whole world believed that a prosperous India is vital for a global balance.

There is also a strong trend towards excellence among ordinary citizens of India, he said, adding that resource-poor youth with very limited resources achieve the best positions in competitions and competitions. sports.

He asked the officers to work to promote this spontaneous resurgence of talent, remembering the spirit and energy they had possessed during the first three years of their service.

The Daily Fix: If BJP is against corruption and dynasty, it should welcome scrutiny of Jay Shah

Despite all the braggart of the weekend – Trotter and a minister on television, a dozen other leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party to defend – Jay Shah, a businessman and the son of BJP president Amit Shah is no is presented at the criminal defamation hearing he filed against The Wire’s news website. His lawyer was not there, which caused the magistrate to postpone the case until later in the week. Shah would do well to dispense with the case.

The criminal defamation charge was filed Oct. 9, after The Wire published an article about the fortunes of several companies in Shah. One of them, the Temple of Companies, saw its turnover increase from Rs 50,000 in 2014 to Rs 15 to 80.5 rupees next year, just after Amit Shah took control of the BJP and that Narendra Modi was elected prime minister. The article also mentioned that this increase in revenues came despite the company losing 1.4 billion rupees that same year and also reported loans received by Shah companies.

Immediately after the publication of the piece, Minister of Rail Union and BJP High Leader Piyush Goyal offered a press conference denouncing the article and the caller without foundation, although he did not report any error in the room itself. Jay Shah then filed a criminal complaint against the wire claiming that he had highlighted certain facts “to make a spicy and selling story detrimental to the reputation of the plaintiff.” According to information, he also filed a civil defamation suit that required damages in the amount of Rs 100 million, although there is little information on this claim so far.

Criminal defamation is a deeply problematic tool that remains in law books in India and is frequently used to harass the media and suppress dissent. Its use in a case like this seems even more evident. The BJP came to power after a campaign against corruption and insisted that it was transparent and maintained an impeccable record of governance without any accusation against it. This is largely rhetorical because there have been credible allegations, but it is clear that the party is proud of this image, whether accurate or not.

In this spirit, the party should welcome the examination of its leaders and their families, since it is true that they have nothing to hide. In fact, the proper response to an article like this, especially as it relates to the immediate family member of the party chairman, could have simply been answered by opening the company’s books to everyone. Instead, Jay Shah’s lawyer not only challenged the article, but also told Wire that any report on these cases would constitute a violation of Shah’s privacy and would attract legal action.

The BJP also campaigned with the idea that Congress represented dynastic politics, something that would try to end. However, on Sunday we saw a cabinet minister trotting to defend Jay Shah, a private person, followed by many other BJP leaders through television. In addition, it turned out that the Department of Law made an exception and allowed the acting Attorney General to represent Jay Shah two days before the article was published. This could violate the rules. But more importantly, this again shows how members of the family of important leaders are treated as kings, even by a party that claims to oppose the dynasties.

If nothing else, this episode has shown how, despite its claims of probity, the BJP behaves like Congress or any other party when asked. It does not matter what the allegations are. The immediacy with which the party has used defamation and resorted to a cabinet minister to do so when the case refers to a private person, proves that the BJP promises to be a party with a hollow sound difference

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“Until recently, atrocities were often motivated by caste consciousness, but the current wave seems to be guided by an ideology that expresses faith in a hierarchical social system, although they are not an occasional symbolic manifestation of chaste persistence and untouchability” writes Sukhadeo Thorat at the Indian Express. “It is this ideological impulse that may have revived and provided moral support for the denial of rights and the use of violence against Dalits.”

Congress says Suresh Prabhu ‘failed utterly’ as railway minister, asks Narendra Modi to sack him

New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday accused Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu had “completely failed” in his work and has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to fire and name a “responsible person” in the post. This “corporate responsibility” would not do it, Congress spokesman Randeep Surjewala said stressing that Prabhu had to resign.

Surjewala referred to the updates of Prabhu that took “full moral responsibility” for the recent train accidents and indicated that he had submitted his resignation in a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He also urged the prime minister to appoint a person responsible for him and get a security card from the railways.

“This responsibility of company will not do it.Either the prime minister to dismiss the minister of railways or must accept his resignation.It is time for the prime minister to appear and establish a roadmap for the Iron routes,” said the official Of Congress to journalists.

Sending a member of the Commission’s licensed railways or suspension of young officers was not enough. “Railroad Minister Suresh Prabhu said today, again on Twitter instead of standing up and facing the media, he takes his responsibilities.” The Minister of Railways has failed completely.

That said, it was not acceptable. “First, it asks the Minister of Railways to appoint a person in his position.” He returns prime minister by which a railway safety card. “Allow his vision of the railroads to be implemented in the next One Year,” he said.

The Congress leader also called on the prime minister to allocate money for railway safety, fill vacancies of 1.42 lakh on railroads and ensure the safety of passenger million.

He said that 28 major train accidents, including 259 people were injured 973, had taken place since the Modi government took office. The number of derailment deaths in 2016-17 was the highest that has occurred in a decade.

Surjewala added that 40 percent of “line sections” 1219 Indian Railways is congested beyond 100% capacity. High-density 247 line stretches, the congestion rate was even higher.

Reducing the attack on the Prabhu party, Congressman Manish Tewari said Prabhu should withdraw from his post if he had a “moral apex” left after two derailments in five days.

Railroad president “Ask”, AK Mittal to resign, was “the worst kind of form,” he added. The Government has today appointed President and CEO of Air India Ashwani Lohani, president of the railways after Mital has resigned.

“Prabhu must immediately resign if he has a piece of morale left after the incident today left another 74 injured.This is the worst kind of form asking for advice Train President or any other official to leave aside” , Told Tewari press here.

If Modi could spend Rs 1 lakh million rupees on a bullet train, why has it not been able to allocate Rs 40 billion to the safety of railroads. “We saw platform entrances up. We saw passengers back, but rail safety remains under a serious cloud,” he said.

On August 19, 13 trainers Kalinga Utkal express derailed Khatauli, Uttar Pradesh, killing more than 20 passengers and wounding more than 150. Today, four days later, at least 70 people were injured when Kaifiyat expressed derailed Auraiya in the state.