The Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration, 2022, in the category ‘Innovation-Central’ was conferred by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi to the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) today at the 16th Civil Services Day Celebration for the successful implementation of the prestigious ‘PM GatiShakti National Master Plan’ programme.
The Prime Minister appreciated the efforts made under PM GatiShakti and further set the vision ahead for all line Ministries and States/UTs. He highlighted all data layers related to any infrastructure that can be found on a single platform and stressed upon the need to utilize it to the maximum for better planning and execution in the social sector.
The Prime Minister further added that it will greatly benefit in identifying the needs of citizens, tackling issues related to education that might arise in the future, and enhancing communication between Departments, Districts and Blocks while also helping in the formulation of future strategies.
As on date, PM GatiShakti NMP has 1450+ data layers, belonging to Central Ministries (585) and States/UTs (870+). More than 30 Central Ministries / Departments including Infrastructure, Economic and Social sector line Ministries / Departments and all 36 States/UTs have been onboarded. The institutional mechanism of Empowered Group of Secretaries (EGoS), Network Planning Group (NPG) and Technical Support Unit (TSU) is in place and fully operational at both national and sub-national level.
All Ministries / Departments and States/UTs are using and have benefitted from planning on PM GatiShakti NMP in terms of savings in time and cost, optimized planning, faster clearances, cost effective implementation, reduction in project pendency, ease of inter-ministerial coordination, etc.
Initiatives on comprehensive area development- PM GatiShakti Area Approach with a vision to create adequate infrastructure for catalysing socio-economic development in a sustainable manner within a rational geographical location through a convergence approach are also being undertaken.
For wider adoption of PM GatiShakti, five Regional Workshops covering all 36 States/UTs to bring more vigor and build synergy with all the stakeholders of the PM GatiShakti NMP have been organized between 20th February 2023 and 12th April 2023 at Goa, Kochi, Srinagar, Guwahati and Varanasi.