Context:  Recently, the Prime Minister chaired the meeting of the 42nd edition of PRAGATI, to review implementation of projects in the country. About PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance And Timely Implementation):
  • It is the ICT-based multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation, involving Centre and State governments.
  • It is a three-tier system (PMO, Union Government Secretaries, and Chief Secretaries of the States).
  • The system has been designed in-house by the PMO team with the help of National Informatics Center (NIC). 
  • As the name suggests, it will bring a culture of Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation.
  • It is also a robust system for bringing e-transparency and e-accountability with real-time presence and exchange among the key stakeholders.
  • To address common man’s grievances
  • To monitor and review important programmes and projects of the Government of India as well as projects flagged by State Governments.
  • Incorporates latest technologies:
    • Digital data management
    • Video-conferencing
    • Geo-spatial technology
  • Enables cooperative federalism:
    • It brings on one stage the Secretaries of Government of India and the Chief Secretaries of the States.
    • Prime Minister holds a monthly programme where interacts with the Government of India Secretaries, and Chief Secretaries through Video-conferencing enabled by data and geo-informatics visuals.
  • Issues to be flagged before the PM are picked up from the available database regarding Public Grievances, on-going Programmes and pending Projects.
  • The system will strengthen and re-engineer the databases of the CPGRAMS for grievances, Project Monitoring Group (PMG) and the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.
News Source: pmindia

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