The Narendra Modi government has been launching a nationwide ‘Good Governance Week’ campaign with the states since December 20, a policy to bring down good governance in villages (What is the administration of the village?)
The main goal will be to deal with pending public complaints across the country, which are estimated to be more than one million, and to update and add citizen certificates at the state level. A senior official said the campaign aimed to be “citizen-centric”.
Central officials said all the states were willing to take part and district collectors would be involved. Each tehsil (block) will take part in it.
The Center has formed WhatsApp groups with the states and guidelines have been issued. The government will monitor the exercise through a central portal created for this purpose. District Collectors are expected to inspect the tehsil and monitor the implementation of the campaign up to the village level. A ‘Good Governance Index’ will also be launched on December 25.
While the Center has set five parameters for the states for the six-day campaign, many states like Haryana, Orissa, Maharashtra and the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir have added many more services to the campaign. The center, earlier this year, launched its own campaign to clear the complaints of more than 3 lakh pending citizens at the central level, officials said.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah will be present at the conclusion of ‘Good Governance Week’ on December 25, which is celebrated as ‘Good Governance Day’ to mark the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. State Minister for Labor Jitendra Singh will launch the campaign on Monday.
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