The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has asked secretaries of all ministries to submit detailed reports about all incomplete projects under them. The respective secretaries have been told that the report should be based on the current status of the ongoing work of the projects. A follow-up meeting is also expected to be conducted to identify problems being faced and the reasons for the delay in project implementation. Political pundits said that the PMO has taken a tough stand against incomplete projects since Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to complete all pending projects by September 2018.
The central government is looking at the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, and wants the benefits of various projects to reach the common man. Only when the projects are completed, will the common man be able to know what the central government has done for their benefit and welfare. It is expected that the 2019 election strategy will be based on the development agenda and the government wants to showcase the things it has done during the last 5 years.
It may be recalled that PM Modi had earlier said that many projects are languishing for 30 to 40 years. He said that he wants to change this trend and complete all pending projects in a timely manner.