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Inter-ministerial Secretaries to finalize calendar for G20 conferences on August 17

Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged states to develop a mass motion round G-20 of which India is scheduled to imagine presidency from December 1 this yr, the highest authorities officers have swung into motion to finalize and freeze the calendar of the G-20 conferences to be held in Delhi and a number of other different cities throughout the nation.

According to sources, India’s G-20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant has referred to as an inter-ministerial assembly of round 20 Secretaries on August 17. The assembly is anticipated to be attended by Secretaries from the important thing ministries and departments, officers from Lok Sabha Secretariat, and Comptroller and Auditor General, sources stated.

The sources stated that among the many Secretaries who’ve been requested to attend the assembly are —Ajay Seth (Economic Affairs), S Radha Chauhan (DoPT), Manoj Ahuja (Agriculture), Govind Mohan (Culture), Alkesh Kumar Sharma (Electronics and IT ), Kamal Kishore (NDMA), Sunil Barthwal (Labour), Leena Nandan (Environment), Okay Sanjay Murthy (Higher Education), Alok Kumar (Power), Rajesh Bhushan (Health), BVR Subramanyam (Commerce), Arvind Singh (Tourism) ), Indevar Pandey (Women and Child Development), Anurag Jain (DPIIT), Dr Srivari Chandrasekhar (Science & Technology), S Somnath (Space), Manoj Joshi (Housing & Urban Affairs), and Sanjay Kumar (Youth Affairs).

These Secretaries are heading separate working teams on points starting from anti-corruption to agriculture, and from tradition to digital economic system, sources stated.

With lower than 4 months remaining for India to imagine the G-20 Presidency, finalizing the G-20 assembly calendar unfold throughout 53 cities is of important significance to make sure logistics preparations reminiscent of venues, lodge rooms, and detailed program of every assembly, stated a supply.

The supply stated, the G-20 Sherpa has desired that the calendar must be “fully finalized” on or earlier than August 17, 2022.

The transfer is important because the Prime Minister had urged the Chief Ministers to develop a mass motion across the G-20 at a gathering of the NITI Aayog Governing Council final week.

“The PM said we should develop a mass movement around G20,” stated an announcement issued by the NITI Aayog after the assembly on Sunday. “The PM also spoke about India’s G20 Presidency in 2023 and called it a unique opportunity to show the world that India is not just Delhi—it is every state and Union Territory of the country,” the assertion stated.

“This will allow us to identify the best talent available in the country. He also said there should be a dedicated team for G20 in the states to derive the maximum possible benefit from this initiative,” the assertion stated.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, who gave a presentation to NITI Governing Council on the upcoming G-20 assembly, stated that the presidency presents a “great opportunity and a great responsibility”.

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With inputs from TheIndianEXPRESS

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