33rd PRAGATI Interaction 2020

33rd PRAGATI Interaction 2020 | UPSC

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PM chairs 33rd PRAGATI interaction

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SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 2 : Governance

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For PRELIMS ho through the process and co-ordination . It is important for you to understand the technology and ICT based governance module used in this platform.

For MAINS this article has ample examples of good governance and the need for grievances and redressal mechanism. Let us dive in !

      ISSUE: 

33rd PRAGATI INTERACTION 2020

  • PRAGATI – the ICT based multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation, involves Central and State governments.

PRAGATI meeting is focussed on multiple projects, grievances and programmes which are to be reviewed.

  • The projects taken up this time were of the Ministry of Railways, MORTH, DPIIT and Power Ministry.
  • These projects, with a total cost of Rs 1.41 lakh crore, were related to ten states and union territories.

KEYPOINTS

  • Prime Minister asked the concerned Secretaries to ensure that they complete the work before time.

During the meeting, grievances related to COVID-19 and to the PM Awas Yojana (Gramin) were taken up.

  • PM SVANidhi, agriculture reforms and development of districts as export hubs were reviewed.
  • Prime Minister also asked the States to develop a State Export Strategy.
  • Prime Minister emphasized on the importance of grievance redressal.
  • PM said that focus should not only be on quantity of such redressals, but also on quality.

ABOUT PRAGATI

  • It is a multi-purpose and multi-modal platform that is aimed at addressing common man’s grievances.
  • Primary focus is monitoring and reviewing important programmes and projects of the Government of India as well as projects flagged by State Governments.

The PRAGATI platform uniquely bundles three latest technologies: Digital data management, video-conferencing and geo-spatial technology.

  • It also offers a unique combination in the direction of cooperative federalism.
  • It brings on one stage the Secretaries of Government of India and the Chief Secretaries of the States.
  • The Prime Minister is able to discuss the issues with the concerned Central and State officials .
  • Prime Minister can avail data with full information and latest visuals of the ground level situation.

KEY FEATURES

  • It is a three-tier system (PMO, Union Government Secretaries, and Chief Secretaries of the States)
  • Prime Minister will hold a monthly programme where he will interact with the Government of India Secretaries and Chief Secretaries.

33rd PRAGATI Interaction 2020

  • The programme will be held once in every month on Fourth Wednesday at 3.30 PM-to be known as PRAGATI Day.
  • Issues to be flagged before the PM are picked up from the available database regarding Public Grievances, on-going Programmes and pending Projects.

THE SYSTEM WILL RIDES ON

  • Strengthen and re-engineer the data bases of the CPGRAMS for grievances
  • Project Monitoring Group (PMG)
  • The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.

PRAGATI provides an interface and platform for all these three aspects. 
 

PROCESS AND CO-ORDINATION

  • It will take into consideration various correspondences to PM’s office by the common people and developers of public projects.
  • The issues flagged are uploaded seven days prior to the PRAGATI day (i.e. on third Wednesday of every month).
  • These issues can be viewed by the Union Government Secretaries and Chief Secretaries after entering into the application.

User ID and Password for each of the Union Government Secretaries and Chief Secretaries have been created and made available.

  • Union Government Secretaries and Chief Secretaries will be able to see the issues pertaining to their Department /State.
  • Union Government Secretaries and Chief Secretaries have to put their comments and updates about the flagged issues within three days (i.e. by next Monday).
  • One day – Tuesday is available to the PMO team to review the data entered by the Union Government Secretaries and Chief Secretaries.
  • The design is such ; PM reviews the issue he should have on his screen the issue as well as the latest updates and visuals regarding the same.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

BACKGROUND

  • PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance And Timely Implementation), as the name suggests, is aimed at starting a culture of Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation.

It is also a robust system for bringing e-transparency and e-accountability with real-time presence and exchange among the key stakeholders. 

  • In the previous 32 such meetings, a total of 275 projects worth Rs 12.5 lakh crore have been reviewed.
  • Also, 47 programmes/schemes and grievances across 17 sectors have been taken up.
  • The platform was launched on March 25, 2015.
     SOURCES:  PIB  | 33rd PRAGATI Interaction 2020 | UPSC

 

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