PM Modi meets council of ministers, takes stock

RSTV Bureau
FILE: File Photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.  Photo - PTI

File Photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.
Photo – PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the performance of various ministries on Thursday evening when he met the Council of Ministers. PM’s review comes amid talks of an imminent cabinet reshuffle.

During his review meeting that lasted more than four hours, PM Modi asked his ministers to ensure schemes are tailored to benefit the masses. He reviewed the performance of various ministries in spending budgetary allocations and implementing schemes in the past two years.

He also sought to know the number of schemes implemented by each ministry.

Reports say, several ministers made suggestions on how to make use of the budget wisely. Top bureaucrats made a power point presentation.

PM Modi insisted that schemes mentioned in the election manifesto need to be implemented in true spirit so that the Opposition does not get a chance to accuse the government of falling short on promises.

Sources said, the PM expressed satisfaction over the implementation of various schemes.

The review is being dubbed as a ‘report card’ of Union ministers as there is talk of a long-pending reshuffle of the council of ministers.

But ministers said there was no mention of the reshuffle exercise and the meeting was very “business like” where the prime minister took stock of the performance of various ministries.

The rumours of a cabinet reshuffle were sparked after BJP President Amit Shah met PM Modi on Wednesday.

According to reports, Uttar Pradesh, which goes to the polls early next year, is likely to get more representation. And besides Assam, whose Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal was a Union Minister before he returned to lead the state government, will also be represented better. Sources also said some state ministers could be elevated to Cabinet rank.

(With inputs from PTI)