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    Govt to form 7 working groups of ministers to drive reforms in key sectors

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    The government is planning to form seven working groups of ministers to help drive reforms in priority sectors, as it looks to revive growth following the pandemic lockdown.

    The government is planning to form seven working groups of ministers to help drive reforms in priority sectors, as it looks to revive growth following the pandemic lockdown.
    “The government is assessing areas where reforms can be pushed to give a fillip to the economy," highly-placed government sources told CNBC-TV18. "The idea is that reforms be carried out with minimum fiscal support and which can have the highest multiplier effect."
    According to sources, the seven sectors which the government will prioritise are:
    1. Communications
    2. Manufacturing
    3. Export promotion
    4. E-governance and E-education
    5. Health care
    6. Rural development
    7. Skill development and employment generation
    8. The working groups of ministers will propose a list of measures and initiatives after which a detailed discussion will be held with sectoral experts.
      The government had made reforms a key focus area even when it announced fiscal and guarantee programmes to help the economy during the lockdown.
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