What happened to the program launched by them? Who is monitoring the progress? No government programs last in the long term as the implementation suffers. These are the general comments we the Indians pass about government initiatives.
Even our PM is aware of such comments! While launching ‘Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation’ (PRAGATI), a multi-purpose and multi-model platform, he said “the whole world is now observing India keenly. It is imperative that governance in India becomes more efficient and responsive. PRAGATI platform was a step in this direction”
An IT based redressal and monitoring system is developed by PMO keeping three objectives namely, Grievance Redressal, Programme Implementation and Project Monitoring. It will combine Data Management and Analysis, Geo-spatial Applications as well as Video-conferencing. The application will be accessible to the Secretaries of the Government of India and the State Chief Secretaries.
Prime Minister will hold a monthly programme where he will interact with the Government of India Secretaries, and Chief Secretaries through Video-conferencing enabled by data and geo-informatics visuals. It will be held once in every month on Fourth Wednesday at 3.30 PM-to be known as PRAGATI Day. After its launch in March, 2015, he has held two meetings so far.
PRAGATI Application will also take into consideration various correspondences to PM’s office by the common people or from high dignitaries of States and/or developers of public projects.
The system has been designed in-house by the PMO team with the help of National Informatics Center (NIC). As the name suggests, it 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.
This is a very good initiative of Central Government. Many governments fail after ambitious launch. Pragati – a monitoring system by the highest office of this country is a welcome move.
Thought for the day
Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success