Modi asks top bureaucrats to act for better ‘ease of doing business’ rank
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Apparently disappointed at India’s persistent low ranking in the World Bank’s ‘ease of doing business’ index, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asked top bureaucrats to study the report and give their feedback within a month.
Chairing the 16th PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation) meet, he asked the Chief Secretaries of the states and Secretaries of the Central government ministries and departments to study the report, and analyse the potential areas where there is scope for improvement in their respective departments and states.
The World Bank’s latest ‘Doing Business’ report puts India at the 130th pedestal among the 190 economies that were assessed on various parameters. India has failed to improve its rankings as this is just one notch above last year.
The Prime Minister also asked the Cabinet Secretary to oversee the feedback and review it.
The Modi government has been trying its best to woo foreign investors, while initiating a slew of measures in this regard, and globally brandishing India as the fastest growing economy.