Published On: Mon, Apr 4th, 2016

Cabinet Secy Sinha confident of converting policies into reality

New Delhi: Displaying a firm sense of resolve to sort out implementation issues, Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha today said there can be teething troubles, but the policy decisions to improve ease of doing business will get translated into reality.

Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha today said policies will get translated into reality.

Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha today said policies will get converting into reality.

Speaking at a CII event here, he said despite the best of intentions, there is a gap between the announcement and the actual implementation.

“Many of us sometimes say it has not translated in terms of on-the-ground, in reality, but these are decisions which are being taken. There can be some teething troubles, there can be implementation issues, but they will get translated into reality,” he said.

“We must sit down and resolve the issues rather than saying that it has not really worked. We have to make it work. That has to be the commitment and resolve.”

He was responding to concerns raised by industrialists that government’s initiatives are not getting reflected on the ground.

Sinha also spoke of the need for trust between the government and the industry.

“The government is now actually trying to work on that basis. The very fact that more than 1,000 laws are being repealed or have been identified to be repealed and the very fact that the government is trying to recognise things like self-declaration and not insisting on certification by different agencies, itself shows that we are trying to work on the basis of trusting each other,” he stressed.

The top bureaucrat of the country further said efforts are on to minimise the interface between industry and the government by promoting e-governance.

“Wherever it is a must, it should be only electronic,” Sinha said.

To a query on mounting court cases, the Cabinet Secretary let out that the government is seized of the matter.

“Now, we are seized of this matter and we are trying to find solutions. I cannot give you a definite road map here, but we are trying to find solutions to that,” Sinha said.

To a suggestion that the government needs to communicate more with people and the industry on the policy measures it has taken, Sinha said: “…Let it not be taken to mean that we have achieved everything. We have achieved only a small part of work that needs to be done.”

He added: “Let me assure you that we are determined to reach where we need to reach, we need your (industry) cooperation, your partnership to be able to reach there.

PTI

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