DeitY celebrates Good Governance Day

KOLKATA: The Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) organised a mega event and an exhibition at the Manekshaw Centre, New Delhi on 25 December to celebrate Good Governance Day.

The event was inaugurated by Union Minister of Communications & Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad, and attended by officials of central government and its agencies, industry partners, interested netizens, and electronic and print media.

In his keynote address at the event, the Minister said, “Based on the pillars of participation, accountability, transparency, responsiveness and efficiency, Good Governance can be effectively achieved through the vision of Digital India of Digital Infrastructure as a utility to every citizen, Governance and services on demand and digital empowerment of citizens.”

The Minister further emphasised that simple and inclusive technology has transformative power and is the source of good governance.

“In the last six months, the government has taken a number of landmark initiatives. The Digital India programme, unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is committed to take the cause of Good Governance forward in letter and spirit,” the Minister added.

He in his concluding remarks directed all the officials of the ministry of communications and IT that we must ensure that the vision of Digital India becomes a reality!

The Minister launched a number of Good Governance projects initiated by Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Department of Telecommunication, Department of Posts and their organisations.

On the other hand DeitY secretary RS Sharma said, “The department has taken a number of initiatives like MyGov (Citizen participation platform), Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System, Jeevan Pramaan, e-Greetings, e-Sampark, National Digital Literacy Mission, e-Governance Competency Framework etc to promote good governance in the country.”


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