Secular, but Not Spiritual
The new government needs to clear the air on the term “secular” that was introduced in the Preamble of our Constitution in 1976. Secular means to be “concerned with the affairs of this world, not spiritual or sacred”, while secularism is a “doctrine that morality or education should not be based on religion”. So, there’s no place for religion in matters of the state. Pending an amendment, a suitable advice to all functionaries may be desirable. Also, to instil accountability in ministries, each ministry should attend to matters falling within its responsibility and the PMO should comprise only a couple of ministers and secretaries. A large hierarchy may prove counterproductive.