Saturday, 4 February 2017

Is the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi still enjoying honeymoon period of his government?

No on the contrary since PM Modi has assumed the office it was never a honeymoon period for him as he was elected becuase people wanted a change from the corruption, scams and looking forward to all over growth and safety of the people and was expecting to bring reforms at every front.
Moreover thanks to some politicians, social media awareness, many minister of his cabinet working proactively and addressing the concern of people through social media people started questioning Modi directly in many issues and it includes the many issues which don’t comes under his jurisdiction for example, Kapil Sharma asking for Achhe din directly to PM but Modi government kept proactively and silently working to bring reforms.
Here are some key achievements, misses of Modi government's, (I am not going to mention demonetization here becuase picture of it is yet to emerge and benefits if any are yet to emerge)

Jan Dhan Yojana
Anyone can now open an account in a bank, thanks to this financial inclusion scheme. Barely a fortnight after the launch, the yojana >entered the Guiness Book of World Records for the maximum number of accounts opened in a week. The scheme is a big boost in moving towards direct subsidy transfer.
LPG Subsidy Reforms
Initially started as a ‘Give It Up’ campaign, the Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry headed by Dharmendra Pradhan >barred LPG subsidy to customers who earn more than Rs. 10 lakh per annum. The amount saved was used to give over five lakh new LPG connections to those who still use firewoods or kerosene stoves for cooking.
Swachh Bharat Mission
A pet project of Mr. Modi, sanitation ministry's Swachh Bharat mission got wide public support, especially on social media after celebrities joined the Clean India challenge. Not just stopping with cleaning the locality, the govt. has taken initiatives such as building more toilets, waste management and waste segregation. Real success, will however happen, when manual scavenging is completely eradicated.

Corporate sectors also accepted Modi’s “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” and promised to fulfill this target till 2019.
India-Bangladesh land boundary agreement
When India is facing boundary disputes with every neighbour, this gives optimism that issues can be amicably solved over diplomacy. The people living in the enclaves that were recently annexed to India even exercised their franchise in the recently concluded West Bengal Assembly elections.

Bankruptcy code
At a time when bankers were grappling with huge rise in non-performing assets and government eyeing to create more entrepreneurs, the amendment of existing bankruptcy laws was necessary. With the support from Congress, the law was passed in Rajya Sabha during the Budget Session where the ruling party was short of numbers.
Digital India
This flagship programme of Ravi Shankar Prasad's Communications Ministry aiming to create a knowledge economy and good governance is travelling in the right path. Every minister and every ministry is now on Twitter. A slew of e-governance measures like digital locker and feedbacks through  are some notable initiatives .

Minimum Government – Maximum Governance
The main aim of the government is not to be there and run up the bills on the money of the tax payers – but to govern! And the best governance is when there is minimal government but efficient in its work. And that is a major metric by which any government should be evaluated. How many Ministers are used and what output they give for their effort?
Let us look at this metric. Modi government has 65 ministers compared to Dr. Manmohan Singh’s 2nd ministrywith 80. That’s 20% less. The work obviously has been more – which we shall see later. But here is a visual of the Minimum government and Maximum governance.


                                                                    ----Josue Diaz


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