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Conference on Good Governance in Kohima


Agartala, October 10, 2018: A Two Day Regional Conference on ‘Good Governance Initiatives,’ got underway at Kohima today. The Conference, held on the theme ‘Capacity Building, Technology, Best Practices by Aspirational District’, is being organized by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) in collaboration with the Nagaland Government. Addressing the inaugural function as the Chief Guest Neiphiu Rio, Chief Minister of Nagaland, said that Good Governance is not an option of the Government, but a basic right for all citizens and the government is duty bound to provide it.

He said clean and accountable government is a basic necessity. Pointing out that expectations and aspirations of the citizens have risen over the years and today citizens demand the best services, he said we need to learn from each other, adopt the best practices and ensure that successful models are replicated. Chief Minister Rio reminded the need to focus more on initiatives that are sustainable and can be scaled up.

Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog addressed the participants through Video Conference.

The two day event is the 30th such Regional conference held across the country and is being organized to create a common platform to share experiences in the formulation and implementation of best practices in citizen centric governance, improved public service delivery through e-governance, transparent, accountable and citizen-friendly effective administration.

In today’s technical session, 11 presentations followed by panel discussions were made in five sessions covering the topics of Technology for Good Governance, Transforming Aspirational Districts, Citizen Centric Services, PM Awarded Initiatives and Capacity Building. The two-day Regional Conference on Good Governance Initiatives would continue tomorrow.