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GoMs, then and now: How their working has changed in 6 years of Modi govt

They were synonymous with delays in decision-making in the UPA era. Under the NDA, they rarely make executive decisions

Subhomoy Bhattacharjee 

That the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has created an abundant number of group of ministers (GoMs) in its six years at Raisina Hill is hardly news. The surprise is that those GoMs tasked with specific roles such as disinvestment or telecom revival play only a supervisory role and rarely make the executive decisions.

This is where these teams of ministers differ from those set up during the two terms of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA). The Modi government has used a different moniker for GoMs, primarily because they had become synonymous with ...

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First Published: Tue, December 24 2019. 20:19 IST
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