Modi 3.0: 100-Day Plans Ready; Presentations to Begin at PMO and Council of Ministers

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s third term gets underway, the government aims to hit the ground running. All Union ministries and departments have been asked to prepare their final presentation for the ‘100-Day Action Plan’, which is likely to be presented before the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and then the Union Council of Ministers next week.

“The 100-Day Action Plan is ready. The 10 Sectoral Groups of Secretaries (SGOS) have already made presentations before the Cabinet Secretary and the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister. The final plans will be presented before the PMO and the Union Council of Ministers in batches next week post the return of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the G-7 Summit in Italy,” a senior government official told News18.

“We have prepared our presentation, but discussions are still going on to add any new points or changes to it. We have been told to ready the final presentation. We are told that a final date will be given for presenting it in the coming days, but as of now, we have been informed that it will most likely be around June 17-18,” said a second senior official, who didn’t wish to be named.

The PM, while meeting the new Council of Ministers on Sunday before they took oath, had also asked the ministers to work on the 100-day plan.

According to officials, all ministries started work on their respective 100-Day Action Plan after a meeting with the PM on March 3 this year. The meeting was attended by top government officials, including Union Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba. All secretaries were divided into 10 groups called the Sectoral Groups of Secretaries (SGOS) and they were asked to prepare the plans.

The brief from the PM was to “think big and ambitiously” and no go for the “routine tasks and low-hanging fruit” when it came to the 100-day plan. The 100-day action plan includes not just rolling out of new or delayed projects, but also tracking progress on it for each year over the next five years.

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Citing the example of one of the ministries, an official said the Ministry of Education (MoE) has several crucial projects, including implementing One Nation-One Data; taking forward Foreign Higher Education Institutions (FHEIs) policy; improving assessment and accreditation systems for colleges and universities; and wider implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP), among others.

On March 3, in a meeting, which lasted for around nine hours with all the secretaries, PM Modi had said: “This election will be different… regular work will go on despite elections… bureaucracy feels continuity despite the election season.”

He told officers that, under his government, “bureaucrats had forgotten what is a Sunday”, and asked them to “think big” and not about the “low-hanging fruits” for the 100-day plan. The PM had also clearly told all secretaries that “when I come back in June, I will review the 100-day and 5-year plan”.

As per details with News18, the vision for the first 100 days is moving towards a “citizen-empowered government” high on technology adoption, digital empowerment and the use of Artificial Intelligence.

The six building blocks identified by the secretaries for the 100-day plan are “Macroeconomy, empowered citizens, thriving and sustainable economy, technology and innovation leadership, effective governance, and Bharat as Vishwabandhu”. The focus in the first 100 days is expected to be on greater empowerment of citizens, strengthening of institutions, clearly defined goals and targets, data-driven governance and a review of rules.



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