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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday chaired his ninth interaction through PRAGATI with secretaries of different ministries to review the work undertaken by them in the last few months.

PRAGATI, the acronym for Pro-Active Governance And Timely Implementation, is a platform aimed at addressing common man’s grievances and simultaneously monitoring and reviewing important programmes and projects of the state governments.

Modi took strong note of the complaints and grievances of the people received related to the customs and excise department and has directed the ministry to take strict action against the responsible officials. He urged all secretaries whose departments have extensive public dealing to set up a system for top-level monitoring of grievances immediately.

During the review, he was updated about the progress of vital infrastructure projects in the road, railway, coal, power and renewable energy sectors, spread over several states, including Maharashtra, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan.

Other project that were discussed were the Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link, the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC), Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojana (UDAY) and the Jal Marg Vikas Project from Allahabad to Haldia.

He also reviewed the implementation of the National Old Age Pension Scheme and emphasized on the need to ensure that beneficiaries receive the payment on time.

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