First National Conference of Chief Secretaries begins in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh

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A three-day first National Conference of Chief Secretaries is being organized in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh from 15th June.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will preside over the first National Conference of Chief Secretaries.

  • More than 200 participants representing the Central Government, all States/UTs and domain experts will participate in the conference.

  • Conference will focus on the fast and sustained economic growth in partnership with the States.

  • This conference will lay the foundation for collaborative action for sustainable agriculture, employment generation, education, ease of living and higher development with self-reliance.

  • The conference will lay emphasis on the development agenda and implementation and will lay down a roadmap for cohesive action to achieve the aspirations of the people.

  • The concept and agenda of the conference has been prepared after more than 100 rounds of talks in six months.

  • The result of the conference will be discussed later in the Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog, in which Chief Ministers and Administrators of all the States and Union Territories will be present.

  • Thereafter an action plan will be finalized with broad consensus at the highest levels.

  • Three themes identified for detailed deliberations-

  1. Implementation of the National Education Policy

  2. Urban governance

  3. Crop diversification and achieving self-sufficiency in oilseeds, pulses and other agri-commodities.

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