Government eliminates all GoMs and EGoMs for better accountability and empowerment
In a key move to authorize the Ministries and Departments, the PM Narendra Modi decided to eliminate all the prevailing 9 Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoMs) and 21 Groups of Ministers (GoMs).
Objective: This would speed up the process of decision-making and bring in more answerability in the system.
The Ministries and Departments will now process the matters unresolved afore the EGoMs and GoMs and take suitable resolutions at the level of Ministries and Departments itself. If at anyplace a Ministry faces any issues, the Cabinet Secretariat and the PMO (Prime Minister’s Office) will smoothen the resolution making process.
Earlier, during the UPA regime, former Defence Minister A K Antony was leading most of the EGoMs. The panels were fashioned to take decisions on matters like corruption, inter-state water disputes, administrative reforms, gas, telecom pricing, etc. These EGoMs had the power to take judgements on the line of the Union Cabinet. The suggestions of the GoMs were placed before the Cabinet for the final verdict.