'No Work From Home': PM Narendra Modi Bats For Discipline, Instructs Ministers To Be Punctual
PM Narendra Modi with ministers (Photo Credits: PIB)

New Delhi, June 13: Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasised on punctuality and discipline in his first meeting with his Council of Ministers on Wednesday. PM Narendra Modi asked ministers to give up 'work from home' culture and instructed them to reach office on time every morning. He asked ministers to reach office by 9:30 am. Ahead of the first Parliament session of the new government, PM Modi suggested his colleagues not to plan any outside visit.

PM Modi cited his own example and said he used to reach office by the time officers were in when he was the chief minister of Gujarat, TOI reported quoting a minister. Ahead of the Council of Ministers meeting, PM Modi held a meeting with his Cabinet. He instructed Cabinet Ministers to involve their deputy ministers (Ministers of State) in all important decisions of the ministeries. The Ministers of State should be given adequate responsibilities, he said. PM Narendra Modi Embarks on 2-day Visit for SCO Summit.

The Prime Minister further asked all ministers to give time to the Members of Parliament and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers. He also asked them to spend a few minutes discussing latest developments in the ministry with officials daily. He outlined the road-map and action plan of his government for the next five years and spelt out his priorities for Mission 2022 and asked them to present a report card every three months, sources told IANS. PM Narendra Modi, Imran Khan Meeting Will Not Take Place During SCO Summit at Bishkek, Confirms MEA.

In the meeting, PM Modi was more concerned about the schemes and projects such as 'housing for all' related to Mission 2022, the year when the country celebrates its 75th year of Independence. He spelt out his priorities related to ministries dealing with the social sector. The Prime Minister gave specific tasks to Rural Development and the newly-constituted Jal Shakti Ministry, the sources added.

PM Modi has already asked the ministries to furnish an action plan for their respective departments for the first 100 days. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar told media that the meeting of the Council of Ministers was a regular affair, saying it is a continuation of the practice started by the Prime Minister in 2014. (With agency inputs)