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PM Modi expresses interest in PEMANDU model

- Sakal Times
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 - 12:04 AM IST
Tags: Water for All, Delivering Change Foundation, Sakal Media Group, PEMANDU, Narendra Modi, Main news

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday praised the Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU) model which has brought about a significant change in a short time span in Malaysia. He also expressed interest in using the PEMANDU model to plan and oversee government schemes.

Recently, the Prime Minister had been apprised about the functioning of PEMANDU by PEMANDU and the Sakal Media Group’s Delivering Change Foundation (DCF).

PEMANDU is an autonomous unit under the Prime Minister’s Office of the Government of Malaysia. Malaysia’s rapid growth in recent times has been attributed to the implementation of the PEMANDU model.

The PEMANDU model involves conducting a lab where the views of all stakeholders are taken into consideration for planning and implementation of various projects.

The responsibility for implementation is fixed and the progress is monitored regularly.

After studying this model, the Sakal Media Group’s DCF with PEMANDU conducted a Water Lab for resolving Maharashtra’s water problems. DCF and PEMANDU have signed a bilateral agreement to implement a programme for change.

Abhijit Pawar, Managing Director, Sakal Media Group and Founder-Chairman, DCF and Dato Sri Idris Jala, CEO, PEMANDU had recently presented the conclusions of the Water Lab and the joint programme of the DCF and PEMANDU.

Against this background, Modi, during a telephonic conversation with Malaysian Prime Minister Dato Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak on Tuesday, expressed his interest in the PEMANDU model.

The details of their conversation has been published on the website of Prime Minister Modi (

Modi reiterated India’s commitment to work for strengthening and expanding relations with Malaysia. He expressed appreciation for the PEMANDU model for monitoring of flagship projects, the elements of which, he said, he intended to incorporate in India’s systems.

Modi congratulated Prime Minister Najib for Malaysia’s victory in the elections for the membership of the 2015-16 term of the UN Security Council.

Najib congratulated the Indian prime minister on his emphatic victory in the Parliamentary elections followed by the State Assembly elections.

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