Narendra Modi Gets Rid of More Congress-Era Committees

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Narendra Modi Gets Rid of More Congress-Era Committees

This is part of Mr Modi's attempt to streamline the decision-making proces

New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today disbanded four Cabinet committees as part of his attempt to streamline the decision-making process. The work handled by these panels will now be looked into by other Cabinet committees.

A statement issued by the government said on Tuesday that the Prime Minister has abolished the Cabinet Committee on Prices, the Cabinet Committee on the management of natural calamities, the Cabinet Committee on the World Trade Organisation matters, and the Cabinet Committee on the Unique Identification Authority of India.

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs will now look after the functions of the last three panels. The Cabinet Secretary has been asked to look after the functions of the committee on natural calamities.

This will happen as the new Prime Minister reconstitutes the Cabinet Committee on Security, the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs, Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, and the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs, besides the CCEA.

The decision to discontinue the four Cabinet committees is in keeping with Mr Modi's resolve to provide "good governance with less government.''

This is the second major decision of the Modi government to do away with the legacy of the United Progressive Alliance or UPA government.

He had on May 31 abolished all the Group of Ministers (GoMs) and the Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoMs), a legacy of the previous UPA government which was seen to be one of the main factors behind the policy paralysis that had affected its decision-making.

These decisions are part of Mr Modi's endeavour to have minimum layers of decision-making.


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