A “National Seminar on Good Governance” organized by IMG Kerala and CIPS, Hyderabad on 16th ,17th , August 2022 at Tiruvananthapuram, Kerala has concluded successfully .
Institute of Management in Government (IMG) & Centre for Innovations in Public Systems (CIPS), have started this new initiative jointly by organizing a national seminar on the subject of ‘Good Governance’ bringing best and innovative practices on a single platform for the benefit of all concerned with good governance.
Mr. K Jayakumar, IAS (Retd) , Director IMG and Mr. C Achalender Reddy, IFS ( Retd) Director CIPS, & the faculty members, Advisors have worked diligently for the success of this national seminar . Sri K N Balagopal Hon’ble Minister for Finance Kerala was the Chief Geust. Quite a number of IAS and other officials, Professionals, Experts have participated and made about 30 presentations on innovative and best practices being implemented in Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Tripura, Haryana, Bihar, Tamilnadu.
National Seminar on Good Governance 16th-17th August 2022 organized by the Institute of Management in Government (IMG) Kerala, in association with Centre for Innovations in Public Systems (CIPS), Hyderabad
The National Seminar was organised at the IMG auditorium, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala with a view to bring together the experiences of good Governance initiatives taking place in several states andin different fields.
Shri K Jayakumar, IAS (Retd.), Director, IMG & Ex-Chief Secretary, Govt. of Kerala, has welcomed the participants and spoke on the purpose of conducting a Two-day National Seminar and its objectives. Shri K N Balagopal, Hon’ble Minister for Finance, Govt. of Kerala, as Chief Guest, has inaugurated the National Seminar and addressed the gathering. Later,
Shri. C. Achalender Reddy, IFS (Retd.), Director, CIPS delivered the key note address.
The Director, CIPS along with his team Prof. N. Upender Reddy, Advisor, Prof. T. Prabhakar Reddy, Advisor, Mr. Mohammed Ahmed, Sr. Project Research Associate (IT), Ms. P. Udayam, Jr. Consultant / Project Research Associate have participated in the Seminar.
During the first session of the Day-1allotted to CIPS,Shri. C. Achalender Reddy made a presentation on the “Role of Innovations in Improving the Governance”. He was of the opinion that the innovation is critical for India not only for growth and competitive advantage but also to ensure sustainable and inclusive development. He mentioned that the CIPS is working in collaboration with various organizations across the country such as Department of School Education, GoAP; Department of Village and Ward Secretariat, GoAP; UNICEF; Save the Children; RCVP Noronha Academy of Administration and Management, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh; Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Good Governance and Policy Analysis, Bhopal; National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG), DARPG, New Delhi; National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj (NIRD&PR), Hyderabad, Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and NITI Aayog, New Delhi among others.
Later, Prof. T. Prabhakar Reddy, Advisor, has made a presentation on “One Nation One Ration Card: Pan India Experience” a step towards empowering communities and ensuring food and nutrition security, an innovation by the Government of India which was enabled by the use of technology and e-governance.
Smt. Jyotsna Sitling, IFS, PCCF – Van Panchayat, Uttarakhand, Knowledge Partner, and CIPS has made a presentation on “Initiative on Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve” wherein she spoke on the livelihood framework highlighting its constituents such as government policies, livelihood strategies and outcomes etc.
Prof. N. Upender Reddy, Advisor, has made a presentation on the “Documentation of An Innovative Community based Learning Support System for children during Covid 19 and beyond: A Case Study from Chhattisgarh”. Prof. Reddy spoke about the innovative programme of ‘Seekh’ which was implemented in Chhattisgarh by the Local Gram Panchayats, School Management Committees (SMCs) and Parents with the support of community volunteers during COVID-19pandemic when schools were closed.
Smt. Jyotsna Sitling has made another presentation “An Introduction to the idea of Social Enterprise and the role of the Government” wherein she spoke on some of the social enterprises such as Aravind Eye Care, FabIndia, Skymet.
The post lunch session is focussed on the presentation of innovative activities and programmes by Andhra Pradesh team chaired by Shri. Praveen Kumar, IAS, Special Chief Secretary, GoAPviz., SPANDANA – The Grievance Redressal System was presented by Dr. M Harikrishna, Secretary to Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh & Shri. Jeevan Kumar, Senior Consultant Spandana; Shri. Shan Mohan, IAS, Commissioner and
Director, GSWS presented on Consistent Rhythms in Schools – the important initiatives being carried out in school education & Dr. YSR Village Digital Library – to make various kinds of learning resources available to the school going children and students attending for competitive examinations;
Dr. YSR RythuBharosaKendralu–a unique platform wherein all the services and advice are available to the farmers at their doorstep.
Thereafter, the innovative activities from Delhi and Himachal Pradesh viz.,Delhi Government’s Faceless Initiative; Installation of Internet Leased Lines and Video Conference Systems in 73 Government ITIs under Central Sector Scheme “Skills Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement” (STRIVE); Mukhya Mantri Seva Sankalp (MMSS) Helpline@1100; Implementation of Business Reform Action Plan (BRAP) for Ease of Doing Business were presented.
On the Day-2 i.e., 17th August 2022,12 innovative initiatives of Government of Kerala were presented viz.,Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund; First Bell of KITE; Nammude Kozhikode–(A District Development Initiative – Model for Good Governance); Be Safe of Kerala Police Cyber dome; Revenue e-Payment system; KSWIFT of Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation; MOODLE of KILA; Immunochain of Kerala University of Digital Sciences, Innovation and Technology; Family Health Centre, Maneed; REACH OUT; Initiatives of Kerala Start up Mission; Citizen Portal of Local Self Government Department. Presentations were also made by the representatives from Bihar &Haryana.
Most of the presentations are related to the use of technology, e-governance in public service delivery among others. The two-day national seminar ended with a valedictory session wherein Shri. K Jayakumar, IAS (Retd.), Director, IMG has thanked all the presenters and participants of the seminar for a meaningful interaction on various interventions meant to improve the governance and coverage of people including the marginalised geographically, socially and economically. Finally, he advised all the participants to study the innovations presented and replicate them with few modifications based on the need of the states in order to improve the service delivery and governance.
A cultural event, in the form of Mohiniyattam recital by Ms Vidya Pradeep and her team was performed at the end showing the cultural richness of Kerala.