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GoMs back with a different label under PM Modi

GoMs back with a different label under PM Modi
Highlights

After doing away with Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoMs) and Group of Ministers (GoMs), PM Narendra Modi has created clusters of related Ministries to keep a close tab on their functioning.

Gadkari, Jaitley key ministers

  • Modi has given top priority to dev of infrastructure projects, which will generate employment for lakhs of people. Projects worth Rs 50k cr have been cleared since Modi took charge

  • Each Ministry has one MoS and a cluster of Ministries is overseen by his closest confidantes. Besides, PMO is directly dealing with the Secretaries of each Ministry, with Modi, himself, familiar with names of each of them.


New Delhi: After doing away with Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoMs) and Group of Ministers (GoMs), PM Narendra Modi has created clusters of related Ministries to keep a close tab on their functioning.
Group of Ministers with Modi, photo: file photo
Modi’s closest aides Nitin Gadkari and Arun Jaitley will be heading the different clusters of Ministries. The PM will hold monthly meetings with the duo, to keep himself abreast of the progress made in the vital sectors of the government.

Road Transport & Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has emerged as the key minister, just like Pranab Mukherjee was in UPA government.

Gadkari has been given charge of the cluster of Ministries on Ganga Rejuvenation and Environment & Forests, besides being given charge of Climate Change talks. This apart, he heads the cluster on Infrastructure Ministries that is intended to give a boost to the vital sectors of economy.

Four Ministries of Civil Aviation, Railways, Road Transport and Highways and Shipping will work in tandem under Gadkari’s supervision.

Modi has given top priority to development of infrastructure projects, which will generate employment for lakhs of people. Projects worth Rs 50,000 crore have been cleared since the Modi government took charge.

The Minister is working on a plan to generate a turnover of Rs one lakh crore a year.

Jaitley heads the cluster on economic portfolios. On July 4, Jaitley will be chairing the Food Ministers Conference to evolve a strategy to check the spiraling food prices, especially in the wake of a weak monsoon, which is threatening to develop into a full-blown drought. Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, Food & Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan and Chemicals & Fertilisers Minister Ananth Kumar will be working under him.

Significantly, Jaitley has been placed in full command of all the economic portfolios that deal with price-rise besides food and fuel inflation.

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