On January 22, 2020, Prime Minister (PM) Shri Narendra Modi chaired 32nd PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation) meeting 2020 and discussed progress of several projects in New Delhi.Key Points:
i.Under PRAGATI, Prime Minister reviewed projects by talking to the officials and the accountable authority, as well as their progress and status.
PM Modi reviews 9 delayed projects of three central ministries, costs Rs 24,000 crores
PM Narendra Modi has reviewed the status of 9 projects pending in 9 states in the 1st meeting of ‘Pragati’ 2020. These projects are worth Rs 24,000 crore and are to be implemented in Odisha, Telangana, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Bihar, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh(AP), Kerala and Uttar Pradesh(UP) by 3 Union ministries.
Out of 9 projects, 3 of these are for Railways, 5 for Road Transport and Highways and one for the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
PM modi reviews progress under insurance schemes- PMJJBY and PMSBY
Modi also reviewed the work related to insurance schemes – ‘Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana’ (PMJJBY) and ‘Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana’(PMSBY).
This insurance scheme was formally launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 9 May 2015 in Kolkata, West Bengal.
Annual life insurance of Rs. 2 lakh available on the payment of premium of Rs. 330 per annum by the subscribers.
The PMJJBY made available to people in the age group of 18 – 50 years having a bank account from where the premium would be collected through the facility of auto-debit.
It was also launched by Modi on 9 May 2015 in Kolkata, West Bengal.
The Scheme is available to people in the age group 18 – 70 years with a bank account, from where the premium of Rs. 12 would be collected through the facility of auto-debit.
The risk coverage is Rs. 2 lakh for accidental death and full disability & Rs. 1 lakh for partial disability.
PM modi reviews Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and System (CCTNS) project
The Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and System (CCTNS) project was also reviewed by Modi. It is a comprehensive and integrated system for effective policing through e-governance.
Background: In the 31st ‘Pragati’ meetings, Modi reviewed a total of 269 projects with an investment of Rs 12.30 lakh crore. He also reviewed the proposal for grievance redressal related to 47 government programs and schemes in 17 different areas.
Launched in 2015 by Modi, PRAGATI is a ICT (Information and communications technology) based multi-purpose and multi-disciplinary governance platform. This helps in monitoring and reviewing important programs and projects of the government.