An online platform mygov.nic.in to engage citizens in the tasks of “good governance” was launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his completion of 60 days in office (on Saturday).
What is MyGov all about?
MyGov is envisaged as a centralized platform where in people can engage themselves in various groups and the government can take advantage of people’s participation in governance. It has the following groups namely,
- Clean Ganga
- Girl Child Education
- Clean India
- Skilled India
- Digital India
- Job Creation
This technology driven platform will enable people to give their opinions and views directly via this portal. Each group consists of online and on-ground tasks that can be taken up by the citizens / contributors. With the sole objective of bringing out a qualitative change after a constructive discussion in the forum, each group will have a proper feedback and interaction mechanism.
Important considerations of PM:
- He said that in the past 60 days he realized that there are many people in India, who have ideas and are willing to work for the country. There are many who want to devote time to bring the change, but there was no medium, no platform where in they all can collaborate.
- “The platform would bridge gap gulf between people and government. Democracy cannot succeed without people’s participation in government and this participation should not be limited only during elections,”
- The platform will be implemented and managed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY)
- The platform would be reviewed over a three months time and can also be used as a knowledge repository
- The platform can further be extended to act like public audit for the government, where in people can share their views on various programmes of government and their satisfaction level from the same.
- Deity Secretary R S Sharma told the reporters that “It is also an initiative to build a digital knowledge library. We will guide the people on the topics of national importance on which the government would like to know their views and ideas”
- Main theme of the platform “Discuss and Do”
It is definitely a good initiative for India, and a step towards making the country technology driven. But, how much helpful it proves for the “good governance”, will it be any helpful in curbing corruption and bringing in transparency? Will it not be misused by many anti social elements present across the nation?