MyGov: Modi Government’s Online Portal

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So I am sure that you, like every one of us, have an opinion on the functioning of the government, what are the issues that need immediate attention, and you may also have ideas for solutions. But apart from Facebook and Twitter, we never really had any outlet to voice our opinions and concerns. Keeping this in mind, the Modi government today launched a website where commoners like us can directly jot down our suggestions, concerns, and opinion with respect to issues that affect our lives vis-a-vis the government.

The website has been named MyGov with its Uniform Resource Locater (URL) as mygov.nic.in. The website is a technological advancement towards better governance. The launch of the website on July 26 has also marked the completion of 60 days of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government.

The platform would bridge gap gulf between people and government. Democracy cannot succeed without people’s participation in government and this participation should not be limited only during elections,” the Prime Minister said, according to a report by NDTV.

The inauguration ceremony of the portal was attended by Communications and Information and Technology Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Cabinet Secretary, Ajit Seth, DEITY Secretary, R S Sharma, apart from Prime Minister Modi himself.

National Informatics Centre (NIC) of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DEITY) has been handed down with the responsibility to manage and implement the portal.

The online portal is a digital knowledge library where people are guided through important current affairs of the country; at the same time, opinion from the common man is very much welcomed by the government regarding the same.

Currently there are six major issues being discussed on the portal; they are, Clean Ganga, Girl Child Education, Clean India, Skilled India, Digital India and Job Creation.

The online discussion portal is launched keeping in mind people’s keen interest on providing opinions on matters of national importance. This should certainly help in raising awareness and will also generate a sense of responsibility among the citizens; making them well informed, at the same time helping them emerge as active participants with respect to political and national issues.

Making technological advancement their primary agenda during the election campaigns, Modi and his party members surely seem to be taking concrete steps towards that direction. To find out the usefulness of this online portal, we will have to wait and see how the portal turns out to be.

Ratanpriya Sharma

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