The Empowered Group of Secretaries (EGoS) which has been constituted to monitor the implementation of PM GatiShakti held its first meeting under the chairmanship of the Cabinet Secretary.
The EGoS made several important decisions in the meeting.
It has been decided to compile the infrastructural gaps as felt by various Economic Ministries. This is to be forwarded to the concerned Infrastructure Ministry for appropriate consideration to include in the annual action plan for the next financial year.
Ministry of Commerce and Industry said that decision was made to study the multimodal connectivity to all the economic zones in the country on priority so that gaps are identified.
During the meeting, EGoS emphasised the need for digitisation and It was felt to integrate all management information systems of different so as to enable ease of usage.
EGoS has also emphasised that all the Ministries should include in their planning logistics cost reduction at the core so as to achieve the objective of PM GatiShakti.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the PM GatiShakti National Master Plan for providing multimodal connectivity to various Economic Zones in the country.
PM GatiShakti aims to reduce logistics cost.
Currently, the logistics cost in India is about 13 per cent of the GDP whereas in other developed countries it is to the extent of 8 per cent.