First 50 days of Modi 2.0

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar presented the report card of the first 50 days of Modi 2.0 and said that “speed, skill, and scale” dominated the first 50 days of the government. He described various policies and programmes taken for the betterment of people in the country.

Government sources state Parliament is burning the midnight oil and is hard at work. The government has ensured the passing of 10 vital bills in the ongoing session unanimously. Also, the government aims to extend the ongoing Parliament session for a week to complete its legislative agenda and this could be one of the most “successful” sessions of Parliament in its history.

For the very first time in the last 20 years, the Lok Sabha has worked until 11 pm on many days to complete pending work. The productivity of parliament in this session is almost close to 120 percent. Close to nine questions are asked on average during the question hour in the Lok Sabha. This is much better than in the previous sessions. Over 90 percent of the 277 first-time MPs have got the opportunity to speak in the first session of a new Lok Sabha itself.

Prakash Javadekar said starting the National Research Foundation, National Sports Education Board and ‘study in India’ programme are some of the initiatives taken in the education sector. The government has taken vital steps to codify labour laws and help small and medium-sized enterprises. The changes in labour code will help over 400 million informal sector workers with wage and labour security. These changes will improve employment opportunities and also ensure welfare for all. The government aims to make India a $5-trillion economy and the investment is expected from across the globe.

Javadekar said “With Rs 100 trillion of investment to be made in roads, railways, ports, airports and other infrastructure, the formation of Jal Shakti ministry, the mission to reach out to every house by 2024 with assured water supply, we are walking the talk with speed and many historical decisions.”

The Modi government has taken strict action against economic offenders and efforts on a higher level to bring back such fugitive offenders are in progress. He further said the government will bring a bill in Parliament to keep a track on ponzi schemes and the massive action taken against corruption in the bureaucracy. given an

Farmers are given an assistance of Rs 6,000 per annum under PM Kisan Nidhi and the government has increased the minimum support price of several crops. Other initiatives include pension for traders, reduction in ESI contribution rates for employees and employers, a separate television channel for start-ups and non-functional financial up-gradation to Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) officers.

The government has been successful in safeguarding children against sexual crimes with amendments to the POCSO Act. Medical education in the country has been reformed to ensure accountability, quality, and transparency in the country.

The minister said the Modi government has approved scholarships for children of slain military and police personnel. Other achievements include reducing home loan interest and tax rates in goods and services tax.

Key Initiatives

Relief in corporate tax
Interest subvention for MSMEs
Codification of labour laws
Launch of Chandrayaan-2
Pension scheme for traders
Setting up of National Sports Education Board, National Research Foundation
10 Bills passed in ongoing Parliament session
130% productivity of Parliament session, best in 20-years
90% of 277 first time LS MPs found opportunity to speak in the first session itself
More questions being asked in Question Hour

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