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Saturday, July 26, 2014

MyGov: A portal for Citizen Engagement towards governance launched

The portal MyGov, a platform that serves as a medium for the people, specially the youth, to connect with the Government actively and facilitates their engagement towards nation’s development was launched today. Briefing about the initiative, Shri R.S. Sharma, Secretary of the Department of Electronics and IT said that ‘MyGov’ empowers people to contribute towards good governance through various tasks and discussions.

MyGov presents an opportunity to the citizens to participate in multiple theme-based discussions and to share their thoughts and ideas with a wide range of people. Citizens can upload documents, case studies, pictures, videos, other work plans etc. on the platform. They 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 completed the task and by other members on MyGov. Every approved task would earn credit points for completed the task. National Informatics Centre (NIC), Department of Electronics and Information Technology would manage the poratal .

Groups and corners are an important part of MyGov. 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 the contributors. The objective of each group is to bring about a qualitative change in that sphere through people’s participation.

Shri Sharma, the Secretary Electronics and IT said that the platforms launched today – “Discuss” and “Do” – will take feedback from the community and improve on a continuous basis. He said that his department has plan to have a mobile app for, wherein while on the move, the citizens will have the flexibility to take pictures from mobile and upload on the forum, report in-context problems and issues etc. He said that this platform may even be extended to act like public audit platform for government projects. For example, citizens giving feedback on status of completed infrastructure projects, on availability of various social sector programs etc, he added.
Source : PIB

1 comment:

  1. Dear Sir / Madam, Odisha has been witnessing severe drought during summer and floods during rainy season, the reason is mismanagement of our water resources available abundantly in our state. Rains are a source of fresh water provided by nature that simply flows into the oceans or cause havoc by floods ruining the crops and dwelling units, as a result govt has to spend lots of public money on relief measures. This process is continuous since years but we have not adopted any concrete measures to overcome this menace. Ten years back NDA govt had come with a good idea of connecting major rivers to channelise water resources so that maximum area can be converted into farmlands and increase the farm output, by which many families can lead a better life. NDA govt could not adopt the plan due to its failure to occupy the parliament in the very next general elections, but the same plan could have been adopted and executed by Shri Naveen Patnaik team as he is in chair since more than 15 years, if it would have been adopted earlier Odisha govt could have saved its funds and precious lives of its people and at the same time generate lots of funds through regular farming. I request to Odisha govt and planning commission to think over and execute. Bright example our neighbour state has adopted the the plan and connected two of its major river Krishna and Godavari.

    Yours faithfully
    Odisha citizen