Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday asked top bureaucrats to prepare a five-year plan for each ministry with well-defined targets and milestones in sync with the people’s mandate in the election to change the status quo and improve quality of life, officials said.
In a meeting with secretaries of all ministries, the prime minister said each ministry should come out with an “impactful decision” for which approvals will have to be taken within 100 days, they said.
The prime minister said people were yearning for a better life and the government must focus on ensuring ease of living, and asked the officials to begin work on making India a five-trillion dollar economy.
“Modi said that the huge expectations of the people should not be viewed as a challenge, but an opportunity. He said the mandate reflects the will and aspirations of the people to change the status quo, and seek a better life for themselves,” a government statement said.