Acche din: PM Narendra Modi lists 17-point people-oriented agenda wish-list

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New Delhi, July 22: It seems that "acche din aa gaye" or good times have come as the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent out a 17-point people-oriented agenda wish-list to his ministries.

The agenda will be put in place by the August-end, when the NDA government will complete its 100 days of governance.

According to the Indian Express report, PM Modi's vision points were sent to the ministries on July 10 and they were told to submit their response for the implementation and action by July 20.

Here are the points of PM Narendra Modi's vision:

Improved transportation for better connectivity:

A network of coastal expressways on the east and west coasts, connected to each other through latitude expressways (to be called Akshansh Marg Expressways) at 13 degrees, 15 degrees and 17 degrees.

Kanha-Krishna corridor from Madhya Pradesh to Andhra Pradesh, which would combine highways and the rail network as well as oil and gas pipelines.

Metro Rail and BRT systems in towns and cities to enable an urban citizen to travel from one point to another in less than an hour at "a reasonable price".

Construction of a world-class port on either side of the peninsula to take advantage of the country's long shoreline.

All long distance calls within the country should be priced the same as local calls for every citizen.

Decentralised mini grids in towns and cities that would be operated by private vendors or cooperatives, as well as plans for village-level mini grids.

Nagpur identified as the logistics distribution hub and electricity distribution hub.

Labour reforms:

Proposal to ensure appointment of workers on "fixed term basis as against contract basis" with an additional item proposing that "Factories Act should not be applicable to small industries".

Curbing black money usage by mandating PAN or UID numbers in "all financial transactions, including all immovable property transactions" and e-tendering of all government contracts.

Additional curbs for public servants and representatives.

Recommendation to introduce a law on the lines of Sections 297-301 of the Companies Act, mandating disclosure of interest by elected representatives and civil servants.

Health reforms:

Fair share of attention with the proposed deployment of male community health workers (Ashok) on the lines of the female Asha.

A district health knowledge institute attached to every upgraded district hospital and a three-year B.Sc course in community health.

Public Service Delivery Guarantee to achieve the action plan.

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