NIRDPR signs MoU with National Centre for Good Governance for strengthening of local bodies
In order to promote inclusive good governance, strengthening of local institutions and effective implementation of government programmes, National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRD & PR), Hyderabad and National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG), New Delhi, signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on January 17th 2022.
The main purpose of having this agreement is to focus on different collaborative activities by drawing upon the strengths of these two national institutions for bringing better good governance mechanisms into practice across all programmes and schemes. Both the institutions agreed to exchange knowledge and take up capacity building of functionaries at all levels of Government, including Panchayat Raj Institutions.
Many key mutual areas of interest were identified as actionable points, including benchmarking of good governance index at the local body level, enhancing the state capacities on SDGs, leveraging e-governance at panchayat level, documenting good governance models at panchayat level, simplification of forms and so on.
This MoU will help not only in application of good governance principles in true spirit but will also ensure their effective implementation in terms of transparency and accountability in utilisation of public funds in intended manner for delivering services to benefit rural communities.
The MoU signing ceremony was held online between Dr G Narendra Kumar, IAS, Director General (NIRDPR) and Shri V Srinivas, IAS, Director General (NCGG) with team of officials – Shri Shashi Bhushan, Dy Director General, Dr Partha Pratim Sahu and Dr Srikanth faculty from NIRDPR and Prof. Poonam Singh, Dr A P Singh and Dr. B.S. Bisht from NCGG.