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Modi may implement performance-based incentives for govt employees

LiveMint logoLiveMint 29-05-2014 PTI

New Delhi: Following its mantra of maximum governance and minimum government, Prime Minister Narendra Modimay implement performance-based incentives schemes for central government employees.

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) is slated to give a detailed presentation on Performance-Related Incentive Scheme (PRIS), which was recommended by Sixth Pay Commission and accepted by the UPA government, to the prime minister soon, officials said. PRIS could not be implemented by the UPA government which had given its “in-principle” approval.

DoPT is likely to outline the salient features of the scheme aimed at improving governance in its presentation to Modi. “The detailed guidelines will be put in place after prime minister gives his go-ahead to it,” a senior DoPT official said.

As per the draft guidelines framed during UPA’s tenure, performance-related incentive will be payable taking into account the performance of the organisation and employees during the period under consideration. There are about 50 lakh central government employees.

“PRIS may prove to be a big game changer for improving governance and delivering maximum output. The prime minister may incorporate some new features,” the official said.

The prime minister has already asked his Cabinet colleagues to set a 100-day agenda with focus on efficient governance, delivery and implementation of programmes.

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