MODI GOVT

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E-office becomes strongest helping hand to keep work going

With the bare minimum that is just 5 per cent government officers still coming to office, the rest are working from home with the help of Centre’s e-office tool that was developed way back in 2014-15.

E-office software was developed to accelerate movement of files in the offices through bureaucracy to make them accountable. The tool has now become the lifeline of the government as the country is giving a brave fight to coronavirus outbreak.

This is helping to create government files online and uploading scanned letters. The e-office is mandated not only to replace physical files but also to keep a tab on which officer is sitting on a file for how long.

The system also allows colour coding to ascertain priorities, if any file needs immediate clearance it is marked red. With travel restrictions and social distancing guidelines in place, the government’s e-office is busier than ever. While decisions are pushed through digital files, consultations happen through video-conferencing.

Almost 70 per cent inter-ministerial video conferences or files are related to Covid-19. Officials working from home, the e-office can be accessed through a VPN provided by the National Informatics Centre, which manages the entire e-office.


26 Mar 2020
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PM interacts with pharma companies on corona outbreak

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Saturday, held a video conference with representatives of pharmaceutical companies. He told the pharma companies that in view of coronavirus crisis, it is imperative to boost production of all essential pharma commodities. The pharma companies assured the PM that India has enough supplies of all the essential pharma commodities and there is no reason to worry.

Chemists and pharma companies further assured the PM that they will work on this crisis with the Govt with a 24×7 supply chain. They expressed their resolve to serve the nation at any cost.

(By Neha Sharma)

22 Mar 2020
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E-office becomes strongest helping hand to keep work going

By 26 Mar 2020

With the bare minimum that is just 5 per cent government officers still coming to office, the rest are working from home with the help of Centre’s e-office tool that was developed way back in 2014-15.

E-office software was developed to accelerate movement of files in the offices through bureaucracy to make them accountable. The tool has now become the lifeline of the government as the country is giving a brave fight to coronavirus outbreak.

This is helping to create government files online and uploading scanned letters. The e-office is mandated not only to replace physical files but also to keep a tab on which officer is sitting on a file for how long.

The system also allows colour coding to ascertain priorities, if any file needs immediate clearance it is marked red. With travel restrictions and social distancing guidelines in place, the government’s e-office is busier than ever. While decisions are pushed through digital files, consultations happen through video-conferencing.

Almost 70 per cent inter-ministerial video conferences or files are related to Covid-19. Officials working from home, the e-office can be accessed through a VPN provided by the National Informatics Centre, which manages the entire e-office.


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PM interacts with pharma companies on corona outbreak

By 22 Mar 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Saturday, held a video conference with representatives of pharmaceutical companies. He told the pharma companies that in view of coronavirus crisis, it is imperative to boost production of all essential pharma commodities. The pharma companies assured the PM that India has enough supplies of all the essential pharma commodities and there is no reason to worry.

Chemists and pharma companies further assured the PM that they will work on this crisis with the Govt with a 24×7 supply chain. They expressed their resolve to serve the nation at any cost.

(By Neha Sharma)

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RSS chalks out a people-contact plan to make Janata Curfew a success

By 21 Mar 2020

Generally, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is in sync with PM Narendra Modi’s decisions.  Significantly, on the issue of COVID-19, it has proactively chalked out a day-plan to make Janata Curfew a success. In a  rare move, daily shakhas of both morning and evening have been cancelled which witness maximum attendance on any given Sunday. RSS cadres are reaching out to people with different means to ensure the observance of Janata Curfew. 


It is learnt that they have got this instruction from the top that the self-imposed home stay by the people should be implemented on the ground and every possible help should be provided to people are large. No assistance even from the domestic workers is to be taken and no salary cut imposed for this period. The RSS has asked people to end the day with deep visarjan (immersion of earthen lamps)at 10 PM. The swayamsevaks are contacting people and asking them to show solidarity with one another by serving those infected with Coronavirus. They have asked the people to spend their time in cleaning their houses during the day besides doing other activities.


Sources said that this will help make Janata Curfew successful by raising awareness about it. The RSS and ABVP workers are already involved to deal with this mass-awareness exercise.

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Is Cabinet reshuffle likely to happen on April 7?

By 13 Mar 2020

Power corridor is abuzz that the first reshuffle of the council of minister of the NaMo 0.2 is likely to take place on April 7, 2020 however people have been saying it from long that it is overdue now. Some more faces have to be inducted and the responsibility of some other has to be changed.

From March 15 to March 25, 2020 the time is not good astrologically so after Navaratra it is likely to happen if things remain smooth. One of the sources told Indianmandarins that it is most likely to happen on April 7, 2020. Some of the ministers having extra ministerial burden will be relieved. The name of Jyotiraditya Scindia might figure in the list.

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PM meets 18 Lok Sabha MPs individually: Larger significance?

By 06 Mar 2020

Has PM Narendra Modi taken matters related to West Bengal Assembly elections in his own hands? Meeting all 18 Lok Sabha MPs from the state individually appears a signal of sort. Political experts say that this is an attempt of giving a clear message that the BJP would contest Assembly elections of West Bengal with its full strength to change the government?

In one of the meetings with MPs of the state, the PM told one of them that winning West Bengal Assembly election is not like any other Assembly election rather it is important for the nation. Union Home minister Amit Shah will be spending two-three days every month in West Bengal. He has already started addressing pro-CAA rallies and PM is also having various programs in the state.

Sources said that for Sangh Pariwar having control over bordering state with huge infiltration coming in is of paramount importance. After winning Assam BJP aims at West Bengal where allegedly huge number of infiltrators have settled and incumbent Mamata Banerjee not taking any remedial measure to check the phenomena.

Reportedly, the PM is asking MPs about the aspiration of people, organisational requirement and governmental assistance. The new team under J P Nadda will have a representative from West Bengal besides the possibility of one more induction in the council of minister if reshuffle or expansion happens. But PM monitoring the situation will keep others on toes.

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PM’s Social media plans: Something bigger than what is thought about?

By 04 Mar 2020

Elements of surprise, unpredictability and out of box initiative have been the hallmark of the Modi dispensation so has been the recent case when PM Narendra Modi tweeted leaving all social media platforms. However every such surprise has never been without any purpose and well thought out decision.

Several theories are doing round over PM’s surprising tweet. A couple of such speculation is that PM wants to tell social media platforms that the Indian government can keep them aside if they continue supporting selective outrage against it as this will have a definite impact on these social media platforms with PM having following of over 4.5 crore on just twitter.

Another speculation is that the government may come out with its own such platforms with more and more Indianess into it. The way China is using its own social media platform, India too can do it with 130 billion population to safeguard its true democratic values, sovereign character, culture and secular credentials. The government is for sure very serious about false propaganda unleashed against it. It has reports about posts talking good about the government being dumped and factually incorrect propaganda against it being pushed.

However, all these are speculations except the fact that the government has started sending rejoinders to foreign media as yesterday, ministry of information and broadcasting sent such a rejoinder to a foreign media house. This will go on till they start following the norms and journalistic ethics. Sources said that modus operandi of international media is that they come with a prepared story and just look for a quote that suits their agenda. The government wants to expose such plans.

But the real reason of the PM going out of social media will come from him only but for that everyone will have to wait but everyone is free to keep guessing also. 

(By Rakesh Ranjan and Vinod Shukla)

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Iron Curtain Vs Iron Curtain: Empanelment and selection no longer a guarantee

By 13 Feb 2020

Disruption and disruptive changes have been something that define the NaMo administration appropriately. One may site various examples to endorse this presumption.

The most interesting remark in this regard more often come from senior bureaucrats and top executive of the central PSUs is that days of certainties are over. And nothing guarantees you a smooth career progression be it empanelment for holding Joint Secretary, Additional Secretary or Secretary-level posts or PESB recommendation for board-level positions in Central PSUs.

Recently, various top level executives of Central PSUs told Indianmandarins that earlier it used to be a deep sense of confidence and top executives used to congratulate their colleagues after PESB’s result for board-level positions are out. But gradually it faded away as selection does not guarantee ACC’s endorsement.

Similar appears to be the case of empanelment which was earlier considered as an assurance for posting at the level of JS, AS and Secretary in the government of India. 1985 batch senior IAS officers from Rajasthan and West Bengal cadre are such examples for whom posting as Secretary has become an endless wait. There are numerous such examples to endorse this assumption.

Stakeholders in bureaucracy and public-sector are often curious about this uncertainty. This is a known secret now that NaMo administration has less appetite for sharing its authority. Secondly, the ruling Govt at Centre has a strong and vast base of its cadre. Despite one meeting parameters for empanelment and PESB recommendation, it has to be in terms with certain other conditions as well. Unless these names are endorsed by the cadre framework, the end goal of empanelment and selection remains in the waiting-list but this is not the only criteria. Probably, this explains the reason behind inordinate delays in clearing various recommendations and proposals for appointment.    

Interestingly, in previous regimes too getting nod from the power-centres was in practice. In UPA and Vajpayee regime also there were certain power-centres and individuals whose endorsements was key to the top appointments. Even though access and influence played a key role as these old models not only earned disrepute but proved to be counter-productive for governance as well.

In the NaMo regime, it became almost impossible for anyone to leverage on access and influence for posting and appointment but 360 feedback system and cadre endorsements [if true] put together have made certain things quite uncertain. Indian civil services earlier used to be termed as ‘Iron Curtain’ but NaMo administration has become an ‘Iron Curtain’ in itself. This is the strength of NaMo administration and to an extent its weakness as well.


(By Rakesh Ranjan)

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Mission 2022 gains momentum with ‘Destination India’ slogan

By 13 Feb 2020

After its promise of doubling farmers’ income by 2022, the NaMo Govt has interestingly coined another title ‘Destination India’; an initiative targeting admission of over 2 lakh foreign students by 2022 in courses like Yoga and Ayurveda. By projecting India as a hub of education and culture, the country might attract foreign exchange. But this will hardly help it becoming a $5 trillion economy looking at other parametres. However, short-term courses in Yoga, Buddhism and Ayurveda might attract foreign students even from countries like the US and UK. Ministries and departments like HRD, MHA, Health, Aayush, MEA and ICCR are getting convergent to evolve the mechanism to ensure PM’s mission 2022.

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