Govt to bring out white paper to compare feats with UPA's

Govt to bring out white paper to compare feats with UPA's

In a bid to blunt criticism from the Opposition on its “achievements”, the National Democratic Alliance government has decided to bring out a white paper comparing the United Progressive Alliance’s achievements made in the last 10 years and the current government between May 2014 and September 2015.

The PMO has sent a circular to all the ministries to submit their achievements at the earliest to enable it to print a booklet.

Positive impact
The ministries were told to submit about “significant achievements from May 2014 to September 2015, innovative programme launched and its expected positive impact on the general public, comparative analysis of programme and its progress made over the years”.

As the Opposition are gearing up to attack the NDA in the coming Winter Session of Parliament on its claim on developmental issues, the government is preparing a report card comparing the previous government’s achievements with its own to expose the critics, a senior Minister told Deccan Herald.

Though the NDA government released a report card highlighting its achievements on completion of one year, the proposed white paper will be unique as it will compare the past government’s achievements with those of the present, he said.

The white paper is likely to mention the achievements, including the one to end corrupt practices in government particularly in transparent allocation of natural resources, like spectrum and coal, as these two departments were hit by corruption charges during the previous UPA government. 

The report card is also expected to mention the mines ministry’s plans to introduce auctioning method to allocate ore to industries while the mining sector had suffered heavily due to illegal mining across the country over the past few years.

Besides, the paper may also mention how the NDA government took a quick decision in setting up a special investigative team on black money while the UPA government failed to set up despite an order by the Supreme Court.

The booklet will be distributed among the party MPs who will be told to inform the people in their respective constituencies about the government's administrative initiatives.

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