Topic: Philosophical basis of governance and probity; Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information, Codes of Ethics, Codes of Conduct, Citizen’s Charters, Work culture, Quality of service delivery, Utilization of public funds, challenges of corruption.
7. Discuss in what way PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance And Timely Implementation) can bring in more e-transparency and e-accountability with real-time presence leading to a culture of Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation.(250 words)
Reference: News on Air
Why this question:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the 32nd interaction through PRAGATI- the ICT-based, multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation in New Delhi yesterday. Thus the context of the question.
Key demand of the question:
The question is straightforward and aims to analyse the impact of PRAGATI in ensuring accountability and transparency.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
In short discuss the objectives of PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance And Timely Implementation).
It is the ICT based multi-modal platform for Pro- Active Governance and Timely Implementation, involving Central and State Governments.
As the name suggests, is aimed at starting a culture of Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation. It is also a robust system for bringing e-transparency and e-accountability with real-time presence and exchange among the key stakeholders.
The PRAGATI platform uniquely bundles three latest technologies: Digital data management, video-conferencing and geo-spatial technology. It also offers a unique combination in the direction of cooperative federalism since it brings on one stage the Secretaries of Government of India and the Chief Secretaries of the States. With this, the Prime Minister is able to discuss the issues with the concerned Central and State officials with full information and latest visuals of the ground level situation.
Discuss the importance of it.
Explain challenges if any.
Conclude on a positive note highlighting the need of such policies to ensure good governance in the country.