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MyGov – Citizen Participation towards Good Governance

“Success of democracy is impossible without participation of the people” – Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi

India is the largest democracy in the world and citizens here are highly enthusiastic to be a part of Governance. In a democratic system, citizen participation is one of the key components of decision making process. MyGov – External website that opens in a new window is an innovative platform launched to ensure citizens’ engagement in decision making by the Government so that the ultimate goal of “Good Governance” for building India is achieved. This initiative is an opportunity for citizens and well-wishers from across the world to share their views on key issues directly with the Prime Minister of India – External website that opens in a new window.

Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi – External website that opens in a new window launched MyGov – External website that opens in a new window to empower the citizens of India to contribute towards Surajya. The Prime Minister believes that “the success of democracy is impossible without participation of the people”.

The platform – MyGov – External website that opens in a new window – encourages citizens as well as people abroad to ‘Discuss’ and ‘Do’. There are multiple theme-based discussions on MyGov – External website that opens in a new window where a wide range of people can share their thoughts and ideas. Further, any idea shared by a contributor will also be discussed on these discussion forums, allowing constructive feedback and interaction among participants. MyGov – External website that opens in a new window aims to establish a link between Government and Citizens towards meeting the goal of good governance in the country. For those who wish to go beyond discussions and wish to contribute on the ground, MyGov – External website that opens in a new window offers several avenues to do so. Citizens can volunteer for various tasks and submit their entries. These tasks would then be reviewed by other members and experts. Once approved, these tasks can be shared by those who complete the task and by other members on MyGov – External website that opens in a new window platform. Every approved task would earn credit points for completing the task.

Groups and creative corners are an important part of MyGov – External website that opens in a new window. The platform has been divided into various groups namely Clean Ganga – External website that opens in a new window, Green India – External website that opens in a new window, Job Creation – External website that opens in a new window, Girl Child Education – External website that opens in a new window, Skill Development – External website that opens in a new window, Digital India – External website that opens in a new window, Swachh Bharat (Clean India) – External website that opens in a new window. Each group consists of online and onground tasks that can be taken up by the contributors. The objective of each group is to bring about a qualitative change in that sphere through people’s participation.