Good Governance Day Celebration: Gandhinagar
Our priority is to provide the benefits of government schemes to every citizen of the state promptly: commitment to fulfill all the hopes and expectations of the people: Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel
Gandhinagar, Sunday: Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel launched 12 portals of various departments as part of Good Governance Initiative from Gandhinagar today to celebrate Good Governance Day in memory of Bharat Ratna and former Prime Minister late Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
He stated that it is and will always be the priority of the state government that everyone gets the benefits of government services easily. The success and good governance of the government is the feeling that the government is on the side of the people to solve their problems by listening to the hopes and expectations of the citizens.
He added that good governance and e-governance cannot come from an individual but from team spirit and teamwork. In Gujarat, the spirit of Karma Yoga has awakened among the government officials and workers. From the mentality of “Maaru Shu” and “Maare Shu”, the spirit of “Maaru che ane Maare j karvanu che” has developed. As a result of which the expectations of the citizens of the state have also increased, the chief minister requested to set up a system so that the work of small people can be done easily and the government officials listen well.
Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel added that the state government has given priority to good governance that is why people’s trust has increased on us. As we are using technology to sustain it, we should reach out to more and more people and conscientious efforts should be made to keep the trust in the government and people should know office listens to the common citizen who comes to the office to approach the higher authority in cases where the work is not done according to the rules.
He added that, while the budget is being gradually increased by the state government, we also have to increase the source of income. But all the departments also have to plan intensively for how to increase it. Not only that, everyone was also requested to consider how to save from the cost of old plans.
The Chief Minister added that the Gujarat model of pro-people and pro-active governance established by Shri Narendra Modi has been continuously being trusted by the people for more than two decades. Good governance is also the foundation of the success of Gujarat’s continuous development journey of 20 years. This is the result of the strong foundation laid by Shri Narendra that Gujarat has been leading in the country in the Good Governance Index.
As a result of this good governance, the people of the state have once again given another chance to serve the public with a huge majority to the BJP government, which is running on the path paved by Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Shri Narendra Modi.
Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel launched as many as 12 web-portals of various departments including online applications for stamp-duty and document registration in Revenue Department for Chief Minister Matrushakti Yojana of Women and Child Welfare Department, for individual beneficiaries of Tribal Development Department schemes, as part of Good Governance initiative. Through this the functioning of the department will be strengthened, transparency and speed will come and people will not need to go to the offices as they will be able to avail the benefits of the schemes.
On the occasion of Good Governance Day, Chief Secretary Shri Pankaj Kumar while addressing the state secretaries, various officials of government departments and district collectors and district development officers, said that to build a developed India, the district should make efforts to increase the economic contribution of the district along with making the citizens feel good governance. Promoting commerce for each district to increase its GDP rate and giving priority to increase the socio-economic well-being of the citizens will be an important contribution to the development of the country.
The Chief Secretary further said that all the districts have to ‘realign’ themselves and compete at the global level. Since the independence of the country, the district was considered only as an administrative unit, which now needs to be changed to function as a unit of the economy in a global perspective. The district itself has to provide an example of anticipating governance. For this, one should set goals in the direction of the development one wants to see in one’s district and make efforts to achieve it.
He appealed to the high officials of the district and said that efforts should be made to make the dialogue between the people and the government effective. For this, he suggested the officials to make a regular arrangement to listen to the questions and responses of the people face to face by organizing night meetings every fortnight by creating clusters of villages.
On this occasion, the District Collectors and District Development Officers who performed best in the year 2017-18 and 2018-19 were honored with awards by the Chief Minister. Also, the Chief Minister released a book on the best works done in the direction of good governance in the state.
In this program, Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Shri K. Kailashanathan, General Department Additional Chief Secretary Shri A. K. Rakesh, along with senior civil servants of all departments and district level officials of the district administration participated.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat