STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on Wednesday interacted with Union Secretaries of various Ministries and Chief Secretaries of the States/UTs through PRAGATI initiative. It was the first PRAGATI interaction of the year 2020 chaired by the Prime Minister. Chief Secretary J&K, B V R Subrahmanyam participated in the meeting through video conference. Prime Minister reviewed progress of infrastructure projects of over Rs. 24,000 Crore under various sectors including Railways, Road Transport & Highways and Petroleum & Natural Gas. During interaction, the Prime Minister asked for the present status of the projects from concerned Secretaries and Chief Secretaries and directed to expedite completion of the delayed projects. The Prime Minister reviewed performance with regard to grievances related to insurance schemes under Department of Financial Services viz. ‘Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana’ (PMJJBY) and ‘Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana’ (PMSBY). Implementation of Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS), a comprehensive and integrated system for effective policing through e-Governance was also discussed during the meeting.
Union Home Secretary, Ajay Kumar Bhalla briefed the Prime Minister on the progress made so far in the implementation of the project.
Prime Minister desired all Chief Secretaries particularly those from UTs to personally monitor CCTNS programme so that it is successfully implemented in all States/UTs.
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