PMO statement

This has reference to reports appearing in a section of the media over the past several weeks, mentioning the Prime Minister, and referring to the conduct of some Union Ministers, and alleged misconduct of the Home Minister`s son.

The reports are plain lies, motivated and constitute a malicious attempt at character assassination and tarnishing the image of the Government. 

Those indulging in such rumour-mongering are damaging the interest of the nation. 

These reports are strongly denied.

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PM sets up Committee to identify obsolete laws within three months

Prime Minister has approved the constitution of a Committee to carry out a review to identify obsolete laws. 

The newly-constituted Committee will examine all Acts recommended to be repealed by the Committee on Review of Administrative Laws, which had been appointed by the Union Government of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, in 1998. The Prime Minister has expressed concern that out of the 1382 Acts recommended for repeal by that Committee, only 415 have been repealed so far. He has called for a focused and result-oriented exercise to systematically weed out archaic laws and rules. The Committee will also examine Acts and Rules which may have become obsolete within the last ten to fifteen years. 

The Committee will be chaired by Shri R. Ramanujam, Secretary PMO. Shri V.K. Bhasin, former Secretary, Legislative Department, will be its other member. The Committee will submit its report within three months, so that a comprehensive Bill can be introduced in the Winter Session of Parliament, based on its recommendations. 

Article source: http://www.narendramodi.in/pm-sets-up-committee-to-identify-obsolete-laws-within-three-months/

PM wishes Shri Lalu Prasad Yadav a speedy recovery

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has expressed concern over the health of Shri Lalu Prasad Yadav who is currently undergoing two major heart surgeries in Mumbai.

“I wish Lalu ji a speedy recovery and pray for his good health,” the Prime Minister said. 

Article source: http://www.narendramodi.in/pm-wishes-shri-lalu-prasad-yadav-a-speedy-recovery/

President, Asian Development Bank, calls on PM

The President of Asian Development Bank, Mr. Takehiko Nakao, called on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today. He complimented the Prime Minister on his Independence Day Speech which he termed inspiring. He was particularly touched the Prime

Minister`s emphasis on change, removing silos within Government, improving co-ordination and focusing on results. He said that he is trying to do the same in ADB although it is a much smaller organization. The Prime Minister remarked that his mindset and the ADB President`s mindset are the same. 

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President, ADB mentioned that India has great potential to grow faster and ADB will be supporting India to reach its potential. The population of India is its biggest plus point and as the cost of manufacturing goes up in other countries, India can capitalize on this for promoting manufacturing. 

The Prime Minister remarked that he has had a good experience with ADB in Gujarat in the earthquake reconstruction. He wanted ADB to be a partner in India`s progress. He wanted ADB to think differently so that it can make an impact. 

The Prime Minister wanted ADB to give priority to regional connectivity projects which will help the whole region. He also said that this assistance should be additional to current levels of assistance. The Prime Minister wanted ADB to pick up large demonstration projects and demonstrate breakthroughs which then can be rapidly copied. President, ADB said that they are very keen on partnering in the East Coast Industrial Corridor and supporting Smart Cities. He also wanted India`s regulatory system to be improved to make doing business easier. 

The Prime Minister asked the President, ADB to come back next year and that he would certainly see an improvement in the doing business indicators. The Prime Minister said that FDI is a focus area which he is committed to. 

The Prime Minister said Make in India is not a slogan for improvement but a firm commitment and the country will demonstrate the commitment through action.

Article source: http://www.narendramodi.in/president-asian-development-bank-calls-on-pm/

PM Tweets on Japan visit, shares his optimism on visiting the nation and to talk to PM Abe

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