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Govt to uproot corruption, ease common man's life: Modi to startup CEOs

Asking for their support for a New India, he promised to end role of middlemen

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

PM Narendra Modi meets CEOs (Photo: Twitter, @NITIAayog)
PM Narendra Modi meets CEOs (Photo: Twitter, @NITIAayog)

Prime Minister Modi on Thursday said his is taking steps to uproot that had become institutionalised, and promised more measures to ease the common man's problems.

Addressing over 200 entrepreneurs at 'Champions of Change' programme here, he said the has already ended the systems of for group III and IV employees in the government, ending the role of middlemen, who used to promise for money.


"It is unfortunate that had become institutionalised. Till you make a counter institutional arrangement, you cannot stop it," Modi said at the event organised by

He said as the are out of work now, they are the ones who are shouting the most about unemployment.

Modi, who the entrepreneurs twice in as many days, further said that only governments and their initiatives will not make a New

"Change will be powered by each and every citizen of India," he stressed.

Prodding young entrepreneurs to innovate and suggest solutions to deal with different issues, Modi said he would like event to be an annual feature.

He said the different groups of entrepreneurs, which were set up to suggest policy initiatives, could be attached with the relevant ministries on a permanent basis.

The Prime Minister said his has taken numerous measures, like introducing self-attestations of certificates and doing away with for lower posts, to ease life of the common man.

Referring to the Padma awards, Modi said that in past the prestigious awards were given on ministers' recommendation, but the has now made it open to anyone for nomination.

"Remember how Padma Awards were given earlier? We brought in a 'small' change - people can recommend names for awards, unlike the past," he said.

Stressing that the wants to work together with all citizens towards a New India, Modi said: Every one of us is equally patriotic and wants to scale new heights of progress. There is no difference in our love for the nation".

First Published: Thu, August 17 2017. 19:36 IST
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