What is the news?
Recently, Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved PM Gati Shakti- National Master Plan. It includes an institutional framework for rolling out, implementation, monitoring and support mechanism for providing multi-modal connectivity.
Implementation framework further includes Empowered Group of Secretaries (EGOS), Network Planning Group (NPG) and Technical Support Unit (TSU) with required technical competencies.
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How would the implementation mechanism work?
EGOS: It will be headed by Cabinet Secretary and consists of members of different ministries and the Head of Logistics Division as Member Convenor. Their job is to review and monitor the implementation of the scheme to ensure logistics efficiency. They can also prescribe framework and norms for undertaking any subsequent amendments to the NMP.
– Their job is to synchronize various activities and ensure that these activities will be part of the common integrated digital platform. EGOS will also look at the interventions required to meet the demand side and to transport bulk goods on the requirement of various Ministries like Steel, Coal, Fertilizer, etc.
NPG: It will consist of heads of the Network Planning wing of respective infrastructure ministries. Its job is to assist the EGOS.
TSU: It will consist of domain experts from various infrastructure sectors as Aviation, Maritime, Public Transport, etc. TSU will also have Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) as Urban & Transport Planning, Structures (Roads, Bridges & Buildings), Data Analytics, etc.
Source: The post is based on the article “Cabinet approval sets the implementation of PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan (NMP) in motion” published in PIB on 21st October 2021.