Regional Conference on GATI in Bengaluru

Current Affairs: A two-day Regional Conference on “Minimum Government-Maximum Governance” as part of GATI (गति): Governance with Accountability, Transparency and Innovation was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Karnataka, Shri Siddaramaiah at Vikasa Soudha, Bengaluru.

current affairsThe Conference is being organised by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Government of India in collaboration with the Government of Karnataka on December 14-15, 2015.

The Conference aims to provide a platform to share experiences of the States and private sector in the field of reforms/initiatives undertaken by States/Union Territories to improve public service delivery, make the administration effective, transparent, accountable and citizen-friendly.

The theme of this Regional Conference – Minimum Government-Maximum Governance – is both relevant and timely in the present context.

Good governance means many different things to different people, with different backgrounds. Technology is emerging as core requirement for transforming the way India perceives governance.

Some of the major achievements like Mobileone, Bhoomi, Sakala, Mojini, e-Khajane, e-sugam, e-procurement, e-swattu etc. which have begun to change the nature of transparency and governance in Karnataka, and are beginning to make an impact on ordinary citizens.

The Conference is also being attended by the private sector, who are sharing their experiences with those from the Government Sector to take forward the idea and success of e-governance.

The inaugural session was followed by Sessions based on Mobile M-Powering India; Aadhaar-based Citizen Service Delivery: Application of Big Data Analytics for Efficient Governance; Financial Inclusion through Use of IT and Mobility and Use of IT in Public Transport. These Sessions were followed by respective Panel Discussions.