PM calls for faster action on ex-servicemen’s grievances

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called for faster disposal of grievances of the ex-servicemen, so that their problems can be resolved in the minimum possible time.

Modi was chairing his 25th interaction through PRAGATI — the ICT-based multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation.

According to an official release, PRAGATI meetings have seen a cumulative review of 227 projects with a total investment of over Rs 10 lakh crore. Resolution of Public grievances has also been reviewed across a range of sectors.

The Prime Minister said that coordination between the Centre and the states has increased as a result of the PRAGATI mechanism and it is a great positive force for the country’s federal structure.

He said that besides stalled projects, the platform has also helped in the review and improvement of several social sector schemes.

Modi reviewed the progress towards handling and resolution of grievances related to the welfare of ex-servicemen.

“He stressed on the importance of improving the speed of grievance disposal, so that the problems of ex-servicemen can be positively resolved in the shortest possible time,” the release said.

Modi reviewed the progress of 10 infrastructure projects in the railways, road, petroleum, power, coal, urban development, and health and family welfare sectors.

These projects are spread over several states, including Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Assam, Sikkim, West Bengal, Bihar, Tamil Nadu and Jharkhand.

Modi also reviewed the progress in implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana and the programme for National Fellowships and Scholarships for Higher Education of Scheduled Tribe Students.

He congratulated all stakeholders on the completion of 25 PRAGATI interactions.