PM launches unique web platform to get citizens' ideas for governance

Written By kom nampultig on Sabtu, 26 Juli 2014 | 08.20

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched a web platform - MyGov - which will allow common man and experts from different fields to reach out to the government with their ideas a nd suggestions.

The web platform - www.mygov.nic.in- is devised in such a way that it allows the citizens to discuss their ideas with experts within and outside the government and even earn "credit points" for the tasks which would eventually be approved for implementation by concerned departments\agencies.

The platform will allow flow of ideas\suggestions on various issues including Modi's pet project of cleaning the river Ganga, education of girl child and job creation.

" The objective of each group is to bring about a qualitative change in that sphere through people's participation", said Modi after launching this ambitious web interface of his government.

Stating that in the past, there used to be a big gap between the people and the processes of governance, the Prime Minister said that in the past sixty days, the experience of his government was that there were many people who wanted to contribute towards nation-building, and devote their time and energy.

"The only thing they required was an opportunity to shine and showcase their contribution. The MyGov platform is a technology-driven medium that would provide this opportunity to contribute towards good governance"", he said.

Official note of the PMO explains that the web platform presents an opportunity to the citizens to both 'Discuss' and 'Do'. There are multiple theme-based discussions on MyGov where a wide range of people would share their thoughts and ideas.

Further, any idea shared by a contributor will also be discussed on these discussion forums, allowing constructive feedback and interaction. For those who wish to go beyond discussions and wish to contribute on the ground, the MyGov offers several avenues to do so. Citizens can volunteer for various tasks and submit their entries.

"These tasks would then be reviewed by other members and experts. Once approved, these tasks can be shared by those who complete the task and by other members on MyGov. Every approved task would earn credit points for completing the task", said the PMO statement.

The National Informatics Centre (NIC), Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) would implement and manage the platform "MyGov" which would facilitate Citizen Engagement in Good Governance.

Speaking on the occasion of the launch of MyGov, which also marked the completion of sixty days of the new government, the Prime Minister said, "The success of democracy is impossible without participation of the people".

He expressed confidence that the people would welcome this initiative and invited suggestions to strengthen and improve the platform.

The platform has been divided into various groups namely Clean Ganga, Girl Child Education, Clean India, Skilled India, Digital India, Job Creation. Each group consists of online and on-ground tasks that can be taken up by the contributors. The objective of each group is to bring about a qualitative change in that sphere through people's participation

The minister for communication and IT, law and justice, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, and senior officers of the government of India were present at the launch of the platform.

"The inauguration of MyGov is a small step towards the larger mission of becoming a one stop centre for citizen engagement towards good governance. Over time the number of groups, tasks and discussions will increase. MyGov would also be used as a comprehensive knowledge repository, giving insights from the sharpest and brightest minds across", said the PMO note.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/followceleb.cms?alias=Narendra Modi,MyGov,Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad,National Informatics Centre,Government Of India


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