The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, the Government of India (GoI), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Arunachal Pradesh Government (Govt.) to create a “District Good Governance Portal” to track and assess the performance of each district in the state on a monthly basis.
- Union Minister Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (MoS), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, made the announcement during the two-day Regional Conference on “Bringing Citizens and Government Closer Through Administrative Reforms” in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.
- The conference aims to help and equip government officials to bridge the gap between the government and the public.
The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, organized a 2-day regional conference on ‘Bringing Citizens and Government Closer Through Administrative Reforms’ on August 18-19, 2022 in Itanagar, in partnership with the Arunachal Pradesh Govt.
- 5 Technical Sessions of the Conference: Reforms in Governance; Public Grievances Redressal and e-Office in North Eastern (NE) States; Good Governance Practices in North Eastern States; District Good Governance Index and Good Governance Practices.
The Itanagar Conference follows the National Conference on e-Governance held in Meghalaya in August 2019, where the ‘Shillong Declaration’ on e-Governance was adopted.
- The declaration aimed to share best practices and current technological breakthroughs and utilize them for better governance and public service delivery.
i. The DARPG has established a District Good Governance Index, a first for NE States, in partnership with the of Arunachal Pradesh & the Centre for Good Governance, Hyderabad (Telangana), to improve the efficiency of governance across districts.
- DARPG will support the state in gradually upgrading from e-office version 5.6 to e-office version 7.0.
ii.In addition, the DARPG’s National Centre for Good Governance would organize governance mid-career development programmes for 500 Arunachal Pradesh Administrative Services officials over the next 5 years.
Accomplishment of Arunachal Pradesh in Enhancing Governance
i. Arunachal Pradesh has designated 2022-23 the year of e-governance and has already deployed a 100 % e-office, as well as e-assembly and e-cabinet modules, in the state civil secretariat.
- The Arunachal Pradesh Govt. has held 17 e-pragati review meetings so far, during which it has reviewed and expedited more than 200 projects and schemes.
ii.Till date, it has electronically transferred 8,10,350 data using e-offices.
iii. It has designated 22 sectors for onboarding on the e-office platform, with the rest of the offices, including those in districts, expected to join by October 2022.
The GoI is developing Vision [email protected]. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions and DARPG have partnered with the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), Delhi, to prepare the Vision @2047 document.
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