Whither, New India? Bureaucrats Talk Challenges At Conclave

The PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted a Chief Secretaries’ Conclave with bureaucrats from nine states.

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The PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted a Chief Secretaries' Conclave on 16 September with the aim of bringing together bureaucrats of Centre and State departments from nine states to discuss how states can contribute to making a 'New India' by 2022.

With a thrust on 'competitive federalism', delegates at the conclave spoke on the need for strong governance at the state-level. Alongside a change in outlook in government policies, the role of social media tools like Twitter in ensuring accountability was also highlighted.

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Speaking at the event as a Chief Guest, Jitendra Singh, Minister of State in the Ministry of Development of North East, said,

Before the Narendra Modi government, due to inefficent rule of the previous decades, it was impossible for anyone to start a business or make an investment. But now, not only has there been an there improvement in business in India, but there has also been a change in the working style of government departments across India.

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant was also present at the conclave as a Guest of Honour.

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