September 8, 2019
The booklet, ‘Jan Connect’ summarises all initiatives taken by the NDA government since the beginning of its second stint
Key political decisions include abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A bringing J&K at par with other Indian states and UTs
Key economic reforms during the period include GST and spike in IT return filing along with a boost in ease-of-doing-business
Structural reforms include social sector protection to unorganized sector workers and small traders and financial assistance to farmers
On completing 100 days in power following the election of the central government led by Sri Narendra Modi for the second time with a majority in the Lok Sabha, Union Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar released the booklet ‘Jan Connect’ and inaugurated an Exhibition on ‘Furthering India’s Development – 100 days of Bold Initiatives & Decisive Actions.’ During the first 10 days, the government has taken several historic and landmark decisions at an unprecedented scale that will have large scale political, economic and social implications.
Some of the key decisions include abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A with a view to the betterment of life of common people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh; steps towards achieving the vision of making India $5 trillion economy; large scale investment in infrastructure and social sector; Ease of Doing Business; legislation against Triple Talaq; reduction of physical interference and transparency in GST and IT return filing process; Jal Shakti Abhiyaan; Har Ghar Bijli Yojna; Ujjwala scheme for gas connections; Ayushman Bharat; social sector protection to unorganized sector workers and small traders; financial assistance to farmers – the largest of its kind in the world; Jan Bhagidari movements Fit India and campaign against ending menace of single-use plastics; measure of good governance; productive of Parliamentary Session; action against corrupt government officers, among others.
On the international front, the booklet highlighted the rising global influence of the Indian administration. The government’s work has won global praise and contributed towards increasing the global stature of the nation.
Addressing concerns raised on the Indian economy and the GDP growth rate, Shri Javadekar stressed that while the slowdown of the economy is cyclical, the fundamentals of Indian economy are strong. With the surge in foreign investment and domestic demand, GDP growth rate is expected to rise.
One of the most decisive legislations has been the abrogation of Article 370 & Article 35-A and the reorganisation of Jammu and Kashmir. In this regard, all provisions of the constitution of India will now apply to J&K bringing it at par with other states and UTs. This is expected to give a boost to the socio-economic condition of the state. Prime Minister Modi-led NDA government was voted back to power with a thumping majority in the Lok Sabha elections. The mandate gave the impetus to the Modi government to take decisive actions on issues of key importance.