Ministries asked to work for achieving, 2022 specific targets

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The Cabinet Secretariat has asked all Central government departments to work out specific targets to be achieved by 2022, when India will complete 75 years of independence.

e-Samiksha mechanism 

SAMIKSHA is a state-wide monitoring mechanism used by the Department of School and Mass Education (DSME), Odisha to track improvements in the quality of elementary education in Odisha from November 2010 onwards

  • e-SamikSha is a real timeon-line system for monitoring of follow-up action on the decisions taken during the presentations made by different Ministries/Departments to the Prime Minister
  • The follow-up action in respect of each decision is to be updated by the concerned Ministry/Department/Agency as and when the status changes or at least every month
  • Different users such as the PMO/Cabinet Secretariat/Ministries/Departments can securely access the system through a log-in/password

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Maximum governance

The Ministries have also been asked to adopt the tenet of ‘minimum government, maximum governance’ in their work, by using technology, so as to improve processes and service delivery.

Since 2022 will mark India’s 75th year of independence, all departments and autonomous bodies or organisations under them have been asked to propose their goals to be achieved by then.

What are reform areas?

  • Labour and Employment Ministry has said it will introduce a policy for regulating private employers, amend the Contract Labour Act, 1970, to spur job creation and bring in a national domestic workers’ policy
  • The Ministries have also been asked to ensure that there is no difference in their responses to questions raised in Parliament by MPs and questions received under the Right to Information Act.
  • Officers dealing with RTI questions should be sensitised on a weekly basis to the need for giving appropriate replies,” an official memo to the Ministries said.



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