On 25th March 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched his dream project PRAGATI Mission (Proactive Governance and Timely Implementation). It is an interactive and unique integrated platform that aims to review and monitor the important projects and programs that have been flagged by the State and Indian Government of India.  

It was started to evaluate, examine and analyze the progress report of missions, projects and programs. In this way, it will address the inconvenience of common man. PRAGATI mission is a forward step to direct the plans in a right way so that the government will become more efficient and responsive for the same. It aims to bring e-transparency and e-accountability with real-time presence and exchange among the key stakeholders. The PRAGATI platform uniquely bundles three latest technologies: Digital data management, video-conferencing and geo-spatial technology.

 

Key Features of PRAGATI Application:
PRAGATI is a three-tier system (PMO, Union Government Secretaries, and Chief Secretaries of the States) where PM will hold a monthly interaction by video-conference with the Government of India Secretaries, and Chief Secretaries. It is decided that the interaction will be held once in every month on the Fourth Wednesday at 3.30 PM. The day on which the interaction will take place is known to be PRAGATI Day.

Issues to be flagged before the PM are picked up from the available database regarding Public Grievances, on-going programs and pending Projects. The system will strengthen, ride on, and re-engineer the databases of the Project Monitoring Group (PMG), CPGRAMS for grievances, and the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation.

Union Government Secretaries and Chief Secretaries can see the issues pertaining to their states and departments. They have to put their comments and updates about the flagged issues within three days. On the next day, PMO team will review the data entered by the Union Government Secretaries and Chief Secretaries.

The issues flagged will be uploaded seven days prior to the PRAGATI day (i.e. on 3rd Wednesday of every month). The Union Government Secretaries and Chief Secretaries can review these issues after entering into the application.

First Interaction:
In the First Integration, various issues like public grievances, unseasonal rain, project execution, swachh bharat, relief to the farmers etc. Two issues of Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh were flagged regarding clearance for Navi Mumbai airport and National Highways respectively. PM Modi also examined the Progress of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and School Toilet Program in different parts of the country. He motivated all the officers to schedule their work in a proper routine so that the Redressal of grievances and compliance with the projects and programs have been carried out in a right direction.

PM Modi also stated that many permissions and actions are pending, that has restricted the execution of projects and programs. PRAGATI mission has been started to analyze these types of related issues.

Second Interaction:

The second interaction through PRAGATI was held in April 2015. PM Modi reviewed the progress of the railway projects in West Bengal and Assam, India-Myanmar-Thailand trilateral highway, and interacted with Indian Ambassadors in Yangon, Myanmar and Bangkok, Thailand. The projects like Green Energy Corridor project, and underlined India’s commitment to global leadership with regard to renewable energy, public grievance related to BSNL services and LPG Contribution were also considered in the discussion. He examined the work done for the tribal welfare, infrastructure projects and its development in the North-East region.

Third Interaction:

In May 2015, the third interaction through PRAGATI was chaired by PM Narendra Modi to review the decision making and problem solving process in the vital projects. He examined the issues of ex-servicemen like pension and retirement benefits along with CGHS (Central Government Health Services). He checked out the progress report of various projects like road, railway, bridges, coal, power transmission lines, atomic energy and infrastructure in the different states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Uttarakhand. He stressed the central and state government to improve the coordination between the Centre and States to complete the projects in mentioned time. He also reviewed the PM’s special scholarship scheme for the Jammu and Kashmir students.  

Fourth Interaction:

The Fourth PRAGATI Interaction was held in June 2015 in which PM Modi interrogated the grievances relating to passport delivery. He focused on the railway and road projects in the particular states of country like Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka etc. He also urged to maintain sanitary conditions along with the transportation and security services in the festival seasons in the areas of Madhya Pradesh (Simhastha, Ujjain) and Maharashtra (Kumbh, Nashik). Mr. Modi asked the concerned departments to work actively to pursue these matters judicially and highlight the difficulties faced by the people due to the non-completion of the projects.

Fifth Interaction:

In Aug. 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had the fifth interaction to express his concern at the grievances relating to post offices, improvement in service delivery like postal savings accounts, payment of policy benefits, money orders, and delay in delivery of post.

He also reviewed the progress report of different projects in the various states of the country like Western Dedicated Freight Corridor and Chennai Metro Rail. The Mr. Modi wants every Indian citizen to get connected with the mobile services. He reviewed the mobile connectivity services in the Left Wing Extremism affected regions. He checked out the CCTNS (Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and System) Scheme in the police station of three states- Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Assam.

Modi 5th interaction through Pragati on Post office issues

Sixth Interaction:

On 30th Sept. 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the sixth interaction through PRAGATI- A mission based on ICT (Information and Communication Technology), multi-modal platform for Proactive Governance and Timely Implementation.

The main motive of this meeting was to interrogate the progress of the Solar Energy Mission in the 17 states across the country. He wants to connect every living sector with the solar power projects. In this way, we can utilize the solar energy for lightening in the general and commercial sectors like industries, power plants etc.  In order to implement the project speedily, he exhorted 17 particular states to work accordingly on a conducive policy framework.

The Prime Minister wants to direct solar with the global parameters within a specific time period. He inquired the deals and delay in the processing the trademarks and patent requests. He also inspected the application filing system. He wants to initiate the process as soon as possible. For that, he considered to minimize the form filling process with less number of papers.

Mr. Narendra Modi reviewed various projects and issues in the Sixth Interaction through PRAGATI:

He overviewed the progress report of various projects of many states like: Coal & Iron Filling Process, Metro Rail Network, Aviation Sector, Power, Road and Railway Network. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi analyzed the progress of Indian Projects in the other nations like Afghanistan that includes the Parliament Building and the Salma Dam. He also asked all concerned departments to report for the same. Mr. Modi wants these projects to get speedily implemented in the SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) region.

The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh has requested the Prime Minister of India to review the Lucknow Metro Rail Project. The States of Odisha also requested PM to have a look on the Khurda-Balangir new Broad Gauge Rail link. PM Modi took both the matters into consideration and reviewed their progress report. The other projects like crucial coal and iron-ore mining projects in the eastern States and Mumbai Metro Project Line 3 (Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ) were also inspected by PM Modi.  

Shri Narendra Modi also examined new Pakyong Airport in Sikkim. He described it a crucial project that has to be considered first for the development and connectivity for the tourism in the state. He interrogated the progression and asked the state to take considerable action to complete it in a short time span. Mr. Modi also examined the overall implementation report of the National Food Security Act, 2013 and enrollment of Aadhaar Card all over the country. He wants every Indian citizen to get benefits with these initiatives. For that, he wants these projects to be quickly executed in the states of the country.

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