Ministers told to share work

A day after expanding his team, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday advised Cabinet ministers to allocate enough work to their junior colleagues so that they become important cogs the machine of speedy and effective governance.

Interacting with the expanded council of ministers post cabinet meeting, Modi urged his colleagues to be in regular touch with their ministers of state and given them enough work for a better output from the their portfolios. He wanted the Cabinet ministers to share information with MoS and hold meetings with them regularly.  Government sources said Modi’s mantra was to address grievances of some ministers of state who are feeling out of place due to lack of adequate and quality assignments.

Union Minister and Shiv Sena leader Anant Geete attended the session while Sushma Swaraj and Kiren Rijiju could not as they were away on tour. Geete continues in Team Modi despite Sena’s decision not to join the BJP government in Maharashtra.

Modi also praised former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar for his work towards Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan.

Given that the Parliament’s winter session is slated in the last week of this month, Modi also counselled his ministers to prepare well to face lawmakers in both the Houses.

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