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Narendra Modi to meet chief secretaries at NITI Aayog conference, enhance cooperation

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Monday interact with chief secretaries of all states and Union Territories during a conference organised by NITI Aayog to "further the spirit of cooperative and competitive federalism".

File image of Narendra Modi. PTI

File image of Narendra Modi. PTI

Secretaries of finance, health, agriculture, and industry of states and UTs will also attend the National Conference of Chief Secretaries.

The deliberations will cover a wide range of issues. The focus will be on best practices in social and economic sectors across states, an official release said here.

Various developmental indicators developed by NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog in the areas of health, education, water management, and digital transformation will be discussed to measure performance and progress of states/UTs and rank them appropriately to instil a healthy competition among them.

Also, there will be interactive sessions on agricultural reforms, health and nutrition and developmental issues.

Discussions on the financial position of the states and UTs after the 14th Finance Commission, outcome-based monitoring, Direct Benefit Transfer implementation and its progress, ease of doing business figure as a key element of the agenda of the daylong conference.


Published Date: Jul 09, 2017 22:37 PM | Updated Date: Jul 09, 2017 22:37 PM

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