Call on Prime Minister by the Secretaries of State and Defence of USA
U.S Secretary of State Mr. Michael Pompeo and U.S Secretary of Defence Mr. James Mattis, called on the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, today.
They conveyed greetings of President Trump to the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister fondly recalled his interactions with President Trump and requested Secretaries to convey his greetings to him.
The Secretaries briefed the Prime Minister on the fruitful and productive 2+2 dialogue held earlier today. Prime Minister congratulated both the Secretaries and their Indian counterparts, External Affairs Minister and Defence Minister, for holding of the first 2+2 dialogue between the two countries.
PM reviews steps taken to improve Ease of Doing Business
December 13, 2018
PM Modi chairs high-level meeting to review progress with regard to Ease of Doing Business
PM stresses on the need to improve last mile delivery, and focus on streamlining procedures to enhance the "Ease of Living" for small businesses and the common man
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today chaired a high-level meeting to review progress with regard to "Ease of Doing Business."
The meeting was attended by senior Union Ministers related to economic matters; Maharashtra Chief Minister Shri Devendra Fadnavis; Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Shri Anil Baijal; and senior officials from the Union Government, Maharashtra Government and Delhi Government.
The Prime Minister was briefed on progress being made on various parameters related to Ease of Doing Business. Subjects such as construction permits, enforcement of contracts, registering property, starting a business, getting electricity, getting credit, and resolving insolvency came up for discussion.
India’s rise in the World Bank “Doing Business” rankings from 142 to 77, over the last four years, was taken note of.
Officials explained the steps being taken to plug shortcomings and resolve bottlenecks in implementing business reforms.
The Prime Minister stressed on the need to improve last mile delivery, and focus on streamlining procedures, which would improve not just the "Doing Business" rankings, but also increase the "Ease of Living" for small businesses and the common man. He said this is extremely important for India, as an emerging and vibrant economy. He also spoke of the tremendous global interest about the rise in India's "Doing Business" rankings.