New Delhi: Documentary films on seven good governance initiatives were launched by minister of state in PMO & ministry of personnel, public grievances & pensions V Narayanasamy and the information and broadcasting minister Manish Tewari.
The films have been produced by the department of administrative reforms and public grievances (DARPG) and the department of pensions and pensioners’ welfare (DPPW).
Narayanasamy said these initiatives highlight the innovative efforts of the civil servants who have been instrumental in ensuring that the policies and programmes of the government reach the beneficiaries. He said these initiatives are to be suitably documented and disseminated through all possible channels of communication to enable their adaption, replication and further innovation, for the betterment of the common man.
DARPG secretary Sanjay Kothari said the Department has been producing the documentary films with the objective of promoting and dissenminating the successful initiatives. He said so far, sixty-one documentary films have been produced including the films being released on the occasion.
The seven films on the initiatives from different parts of the country in various sectors are (i) e-Sugam, a self policing system for tax compliance, Karnataka; (ii) pensioners, portal, government of India, (iii) electronic service level agreement, government of Delhi, (iv) health management information systems, Tamil Nadu, (v) crop pest surveillance and advisory project, Maharashtra, (vi) Aarogyam, Uttar Pradesh, and (vii) integrated Odisha treasury management system, Odisha. The initiatives demonstrate as to how information and communication technologies can be leveraged to simplify the processes and procedures and deliver various government services to larger population.
The documentary films are meant for diverse audiences such as probationers & other officers in national academies and State training institutes; delegates in conferences, seminars and meetings at central, state, district, panchayat levels; and for telecast on national network of Doordarshan or other television channels for general public. These films have been produced by the department through the directorate of advertising and visual publicity.
I&B secretary Bimal Julka was also present on the occasion.