Modi to chair ‘first chief secretary conference’ in Dharamshala

The conference will end on Friday. Prime Minister to attend the event on June 16 and June 17

PM to head conference for two consecutive days Photo: PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair the ‘First National Conference of Chief Secretaries’ on June 16 and June 17. The conference, which was inaugurated on Wednesday (June 15) by the Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba, is being held at HPCA stadium in Dharamshala of Himachal Pradesh. The conference aims to strengthen the partnership between the Centre and the state governments.

As reported, more than 200 people will participate in the conference, representing the Central government, state governments and the Union territories.

The conference will focus on sustained economic growth of states in partnership with the Centre. Working as team India, the conference will sow seeds for collaborative action in creating jobs, improving education and bringing ‘aatmanirbharta’ (self-reliance) into agricultural practices.

As per the agenda of the conference, 3 themes have been decided upon for detailed deliberations, including the implementation of the National Education Policy, urban governance; crop diversification and achieving self-sufficiency in growing of oilseeds, pulses and other agricultural commodities. Under the National Education Policy, focus shall be on implementing the policy in both schools and higher education.

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The agenda of the conference also includes a session on the ‘Aspirational Districts’ Programme which will recount all the achievements made so far, referring to successful case studies based on data-based governance. These case studies shall be presented by young data collectors in specific districts.

There would also be a special session on ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav: Roadmap to 2047’ and four other additional sessions on ‘Reducing Compliance Burden and Decriminalization of Minor Offences for Ease of Doing Business’ and ‘Transforming India’s infrastructure through PM Gati Shakti’.

Largely the Conference will aim to look at the State-Centre coordination for achieving the execution of schemes. The outcome of the Conference will be shared in the governing council meeting of NITI Aayog where chief ministers and administrators of all states shall be present.

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