NEW DELHI: Centre has taken few transformational steps to empower the people and also control corruption, said Dr Manmohan Singh, Indian Prime Minister. The Central government has listed five important personal challenges to bring the necessary changes in the country this year.
Dr Singh, said, “These initiatives will take time to have their full effect and we must therefore be patient. But I do believe they are transformational initiatives, which will be recognised as such a few years down the line.”
The prime minister has stated in a long message that the initiatives taken were in regard to judicial accountability, citizens' charter, lokpal and lokayukta. He has wished citizens a peaceful, productive and secure New Year.
As per Dr Manmohan Singh, who is mid-way into his second terms as prime minister of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, has said that there have been five challenges that he would like to address this year. These key challenges are - livelihood security, covering education, food, health and employment, economic security, energy security, ecological security and national security.
The prime minister has displayed his disappointment over Centre's inability to get the lokpal and lokayukta bill passed in the Rajya Sabha. He has been committed to give an effective and strong law to develop these two institutions.