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Gujarat CM announces several e-gov initiatives on ‘Good Governance Day’

Gujarat Chief Minister Smt. Anandiben Patel announced various e-governance initiatives today on former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s birthday, which is being celebrated as ‘Good Governance Day’.

The announcements include many e-Governance initiatives such as Wi-Fi Sachivalaya and state-wide rollout of Wi-Fi, Setting up of IT Cadre and e-Waste Management, among others. In an event organized on Good Governance Day, the Chief Minister shared her thoughts on good governance with the Secretaries, Collectors and other senior government officials. Highlighting the initiatives taken by Shri Vajpayee during his tenure as the Prime Minister Smt. Patel said these initiatives laid foundation of good governance in the country. She also spoke of how Shri Narendra Modi, following Atalji’s mantra of good governance, transformed Gujarat’s developmental scenario.

She said a ‘good heart’ and purity of intension is the first quality an administrator should have if he wishes to provide good governance.

Emphasizing upon the simplicity of ideas the Chief Minister said, “Good governance is not about ‘complicated theories’, but about ‘common sense’. We should start with simple ideas and diligently work upon them to transform them into great initiatives”.

She also underscored the requirement of transparency and accountability in government machinery in order to create among people an atmosphere of trust for the government.

Calling upon the officials to come up with innovative pro-people ideas, the Chief Minister assured them that she would always support the new ideas that have potential to serve common people.

She also gave information about 18th National Conference on e-Governance to be held at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar on 30th & 31st January, 2015.

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