Voices Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute| June 24, 2014| 03:20 pm IST Reports about Modi, the workaholic, had reached New Delhi months before he became Prime Minister. He sleeps for four hours and makes his first call to officers at 5am and this lasts around midnight. Works on weekends and expects his team to work as well. If this wasn’t enough to frighten Delhi's “out for lunch” bureaucrats, there was worse, in their view. Well, this is what the media has been diligently telling us for the past few weeks. Almost every day there is one story dedicated to how the Prime Minister functions. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi told his team and the cabinet and workers not to touch his feet, PM Modi encourages his team to read , PM Modi is fastidious about cleanliness and expects people to be neat and tidy, Prime Minister wants them to read their dossiers before they come to meetings… the stories go on and on. And almost all of them are wise words from ‘sources’ who do not want to be quoted. We at TNM have painstakingly put together a ready reckoner of Modisms. Enjoy the ride. GUIDELINES AND LISTS  Modi charts 11-point list to make babus work better  - Hindustan Times  Here's Modi's guidelines to ministers to improve governance - Firstpost CONDUCT AND SYCOPHANCY Do good research, work hard to consolidate gains and avoid sycophancy, PM Modi tells party MPs search, work hard to consolidate gains and avoid sycophancy, PM Modi tells party MPs - Times of India Be regular, speak well, stop touching feet: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s fresh directives to BJP MPs - Indian Express Modi asks MPs not to touch his feet- ANI - Ani News Modi asks MPs not to touch his feet- Gulf News - Gulf News WORK CULTURE Modi's eye for detail in mind, babus tweak presentations of ministries - Times of India Working culture among bureaucrats improves under Modi PMO - Hindustan Times Now a big brand, Narendra Modi tries to drive party too - Times of India Govt seeing a change in work culture as Modi takes charge - Business Standard Modi asks top babus to get rid of archaic laws - Times of India CLEANLINESS Modi coming' buzz sends top babus on clean-up drive - Times of India After Modi directive, railways scrambles to get stations clean - Times of India After Narendra Modi Takes Office, Cleanliness Drive Begins in Government Offices - NDTV Modi effect: Special cleanliness drive at MHA, DoPT offices - One India GOLF-PLAYING BABUS Who's afraid of big bad Modi? Apparently, golf-playing babus- Firstpost Golf Games Scratched in Delhi as Modi Rattles Bureaucracy- Bloomberg To keep up with Modi's pace, babus sacrifice golf, vacations and more - (Firstpost - Second time) Modi effect: Delhi government servants have to clock in on time, stay back late and even give up holidays   - Economic Times
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