cabinet: Speed up capital expenditure, Cabinet Secy to ministries | India News

cabinet: Speed up capital expenditure, Cabinet Secy to ministries | India News


NEW DELHI: The cabinet secretary has asked all ministries to step up implementation of Budget announcements and speed up the capital expenditure flagging that the progress in many ministries at the end of the first quarter of the current financial year is “not satisfactory”.
In a letter addressed to all the secretaries, cabinet secretary Rajiv Gauba has said Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized on several issues including the need to push capital expenditure while referring to the PM’s last meeting with top bureaucrats. He has also directed all ministries and departments to identify the actionable points from PM’s Independence day speech and ensure time bound implementation.
“In particular, a roadmap may be prepared for achieving 100% saturation under Central government schemes,” the letter said. Each ministry and department has been directed to report the progress of implementation regularly, Gauba has also said a single data source can be useful for multiple benefits and hence there is a need to embrace the concept of “data is wealth” and utilize the data available with the government departments.
The cabinet secretary has also directed all ministries and departments to go for procurement of items and services using the GeM portal, the government’s e-marketplace.
Gaura has also directed the ministries to bring all the pending references including from the VIPs such as MPs to “Nil” by this month end. The government will also prepare a report card and rank them on the parameters of disposing off the references.





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