PM Modi to meet state chief secretaries to push development agenda


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet the chief secretaries of all the states on Monday at a conference to ensure better centre-states coordination on development projects, sources said.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the day-long national conference of chief secretaries and other officials on July 10,” sources said.

The prime minister’s presence is expected to ensure better coordination with states with a view to removing “regional imbalance and disparities”.

Niti Aayog Member Bibek Debroy will make a presentation on ‘An analysis of financial position of states, post 14th Finance Commission’. He will also speak about ‘Re-engineering the government’ that can improve delivery by states.

Other matters likely to be discussed at the meeting include less-cash economy, ranking on the basis of ease of doing business, direct benefit transfer, agriculture, and health and nutrition, among others.

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