Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched his “NaMo” app two months ago and he as an Internet enthusiast and a social media star, is picking brains of his ministers in a private group on the Narendra Modi mobile application.
Modi did not had to wait for the weekly Cabinet meeting to discuss the 70 pro-poor government initiatives, as he sent a message on July 21 to a private group of ministers on the app and many of them responded soon.
Modi uses this app for the different purposes and his current focus on the app is to spread the news about 70 pro-poor government initiatives to people ahead of the upcoming 70th Independence Day celebrations.
An interesting article on the ‘Narendra Modi Mobile App.’ https://t.co/AgHfTlgBYL
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 1, 2016
Ministers like Jitendra Singh, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Smriti Irani, and Rajiv Pratap Rudy have posted information on government schemes and initiatives undertaken by their respective ministries and a detailed plan is being drawn up.
This “NaMo” app was launched in June and is available on Play store as well as iOS. “NaMo” now has over a million downloads and there are two private groups in this app which are administered by Prime Minister Modi himself.
Where one of these groups includes the members of the cabinet, other group includes the MLAs of BJP. These groups are not visible to the public. In these groups the ministers can chat freely with the PM, they can propose and suggest ideas and programmes.
Prime Minister Modi is planning to take this further and form more dedicated private groups on the app. These groups will include Technocrats, Sportspersons and Agricultural experts.
1 August 2016
Avni S. Singh