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Though digital tools can help achieve transparency, efficiency and accountability in governance, meeting these objectives requires much more than just building a large digital infrastructure and mere connectivity. Discuss.

Topic:  Important aspects of governance, transparency and accountability, e-governance applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential; citizens charters, transparency & accountability and institutional and other measures.

4. Though digital tools can help achieve transparency, efficiency and accountability in governance, meeting these objectives requires much more than just building a large digital infrastructure and mere connectivity. Discuss.(250 words)

Reference:  darpg.gov.in

Why this question:

The question is based on the utility aspects of digital tools and to what extent achieving digital governance requires more efforts than mere availability of digital infrastructure and connectivity.

Key demand of the question:

One must explain the idea behind digital tools and e-governance, the efforts that the government needs to take other than creating infrastructure and connectivity.

Directive:

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:

Introduction:

Explain first that Digital tools are aimed at reforming the functioning of the government. The advantages they bring with them are transparency, efficiency and accountability in governance, making the government citizen friendly.

Body:

  • Explain the idea behind digital tools and e-governance; Improving work culture in government offices, Training and capacity building, proactive disclosure of information, quality as a mission etc.
  • Give some examples of such initiatives.
  • Elaborate upon what else the government needs to do to make digital tools effective.

Conclusion:

Conclude with significance and way ahead.

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