On January 10, 2018, Committee of Governors submitted a report, titled ‘Rajyapal —Vikas Ke Rajdoot: Catalytic Role of Governors as Agents for Change in Society’ to President Ram Nath Kovind.
About Committee of Governors:
Formed in: October 2017, at the 48th Conference of Governors
Members: ESL Narasimhan – Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Ram Naik – Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Banwarilal Purohit – Governor of Tamil Nadu, Acharya Devvrat – Governor of Himachal Pradesh and Tathagata Roy – Governor of Tripura
Purpose: To examine the role of governors in taking forward the developmental process
Highlights of ‘Rajyapal – Vikas Ke Rajdoot: Catalytic Role of Governors as Agents for Change in Society’ report:
The report outlines best practices that have been adopted by offices of Governors, issues and an action-outcome framework to deal with them.
- The report suggests that governors should play a mentoring role in overall implementation of developmental schemes in their respective states.
- Priority areas should be identified and related activities should be carried out in order to realise the objectives of Sarv Shrest Bharat (paramount India).
- While addressing the opening session of 48th Conference of Governors, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had highlighted how governors can be catalytic agents for change in the society. He urged Governors to take a lead role in issues of cleanliness and bank loans for Dalits, tribals and women in their respective states.
- At the closing session of the 48th Conference of Governors, President Ram Nath Kovind had suggested that States and Governors should share information and deliberations on achievements and problems being faced in the areas of development. He was of the opinion that such sharing practice would give a new dimension to co-operative federalism.