NEW DELHI, Dec 20 : Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh today inaugurated the Good Governance Week campaign “Prashasan Gaon Ki Aur” aimed at showcasing and replicating the best governance practices to grassroot level. He said, the “Prashasan Gaon Ki Aur” campaign during the Good Governance Week will create a national movement for good governance and motivate the stakeholders both in the Government as well as outside the Government.
Dr Jitendra Singh said, as a part of Azaadi ka Amrut Mahotsav celebrations in the 75th Year of India’s Independence, a Good Governance Week is being celebrated from December 20-25, 2021 with Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances as the Nodal Department. He said, through “Prashasan Gaon Ki Aur”- a Nation-wide campaign for Redressal of Public Grievances and Improving Service Delivery will be held in all Districts, States, and Union Territories of India.
The Minister said, over 700 District Collectors will be participating in “Prashasan Gaon Ki Aur” and during the week long event, will visit Tehsil/Panchayat Samiti Headquarters to provide timely grievance redressal and improve service delivery. The Minister said the objective is to translate the vision of the Prime Minister for Next Generation Administrative Reforms during the Amrit Kaal period across all Districts and Tehsils of India.
Sanjay Singh, Union Secretary, ARPG, P.K.Tripathi, Union Secretary DoPT, Pankaj Kumar, Chief Secretary, Gujarat, Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary, Jammu & Kashmir, V. Srinivas, Special Secretary, DAR&PG, Devesh Chaturvedi, Additional Chief Secretary, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh, NBS Rajput, Joint Secretary, DAR&PG and Central and State Grievance Nodal officers, District Collectors/ Magistrates and Officials of Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances and all delegates joined the launch event.
Dr Jitendra Singh called upon the delegates to be the vehicles of transformation and underlined that Good practices become best practices when they get shared, and some of them can even excel in execution and set even higher standards. He said, the main aim is to provide governance which is corruption free, transparent and in adherence to established rules and procedures. This alone will make the march to New India successful, he added.
During the event, Dr Jitendra Singh inaugurated the Exhibition on Good Governance Practices – “Shaasan Ki Badalti Tasveer”. He also launched the Good Governance Week Portal and released the booklet on 2 year achievements of DARPG. A film on “Prashasan Gaon Ki Aur” was screened on this occasion.