NDA’s 100-day dash unveiled with key ministry moves, ETCFO




As the National Democratic Alliance takes charge, all Union ministries are ready to kick off their 100-day plan. ET brings a snapshot of key government moves for the next 100 days:

DEFENCE MATTERS

  • Defence ministry will look to set up a new export promotion body, with most modalities finalised.
  • Plans are afoot to set up a corpus to help friendly foreign countries purchase Indian arms and ammunition In the offing are key defence deals, including under Make in India.
  • These are likely to include acquisition of additional K9 Vajra artillery guns and engines for fighter jets.
  • Final negotiations for acquisition of Rafale M fi ghter jets for Navy will also take place.
  • Reforms in the DRDO are also on the anvil, with key production projects to be conducted jointly with the industry.
  • Reviewing Agnipath scheme will also be on the agenda.

INTERNAL SECURITY
The Ministry of Home Affairs will aim to implement new criminal laws from July 1. The other key to-do will be holding assembly polls in Jammu & Kashmir before the Supreme Court deadline of September 30. Resolution of Manipur ethnic confl ict will be a high priority area as well.GOVERNANCE FOCUS

  • Focus on ease of living
  • Next-generation Centralized Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System will be launched for effective grievance redressal.
  • Uniform pension rules across most government services, except defence, to cut red tape and facilitate pension disbursement.
  • E-office planned for all subordinate and autonomous organisations; end-to-end digitisation of government services through an integrated portal across ministries.
  • Mission Karmayogi, for capacity building among civil servants, to be stepped up for improved citizen government interface.

GLOBAL STAGE

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to be in the thick of action, with back-to-back global summits this month — G7 summit and SCO and BRICS summits. He is also expected to attend other summits — Bimstec, G20, Asean-East Asia.
  • Proposed FTA with the European Union is likely to be expedited.
  • Trade pact with India’s oldest strategic partner in the Gulf, Oman, has been concluded and is likely to be announced soon.
  • India will continue with its policy of strategic autonomy and step up engagements with both the US and Russia. A big challenge will be to manage ties with China, both at the bilateral level as well as in India’s immediate and extended neighbourhood.

EDUCATION AND SKILLS

  • School education will look at a strong digitisation drive for effective monitoring systems down to block level
  • Checking drop out levels at secondary stage is a key priority area; standard assessment systems across school boards
  • New courses to develop skills; higher education will aim at foreign universities-Indian institutes collaboration

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KEY APPOINTMENTS

  • The Centre has to take a call on the appointment of next Army Chief. The incumbent Gen Manoj Pande is on a month’s extension till June-end
  • Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi, currently vice chief of Army Staff, is the top contender. Southern Army commander, Lt Gen AK Singh who is junior to Dwivedi, is also in the race

OTHER IMPORTANT DECISIONS

  • Speculation persists whether Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba will continue beyond August. The same applies to Union home secretary Ajay Bhalla.
  • The govt has to decide on IB chief Tapan Deka, whose two-year term ends on June 30.

ENVOYS
Over the next six months, India will also have new envoys in the US, France and at the UN. New Foreign Secretary is expected to be in place by October. Several other ambassadorial postings are in pipeline Yojana to boost solar electrifi cation also under discussion.

  • Published On Jun 10, 2024 at 09:41 AM IST

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