“It may be ensured that the reporting on these aspects is specific and quantifiable and does not become perfunctory,” the letter stated.
Earlier this month, in a missive to all ministries, the Cabinet Secretariat
had ticked them off for neglecting to include key details in proposals related to infrastructure projects sent to the union cabinet and cabinet committees.
The Cabinet Secretariat’s note had bemoaned that “in spite of clear instructions on the subject, it is observed that ministries/departments are not paying adequate attention while fixing milestones and timelines at the stage of finalizing the note”.
Proposals for the consideration of the cabinet and cabinet committees have to adhere to ‘the handbook on writing cabinet notes’, which is revised from time to time.
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