Mains Paper 2: Governance | Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:
Prelims level: Particulars of the e-Samiksha
Mains level: ‘Minimum government, maximum governance’ is a famous slogan of this government.
- The Cabinet Secretariat has asked all Central government departments to work out specific targets to be achieved by 2022
- In 2022, India will complete 75 years of independence
- The Ministries have also been asked to adopt the tenet of ‘minimum government, maximum governance’ in their work
- Separately, the Departments have been told to identify five-seven major reform areas that need attention
- PM is monitoring the Ministries’ progress in implementing projects and policy initiatives under the e-Samiksha mechanism
Particulars of the e-Samiksha
- e-SamikSha is a real time, on-line system for monitoring of follow-up action on the decisions taken during the presentations made by different Ministries/Departments to the Prime Minister
- The follow-up action in respect of each decision is to be updated by the concerned Ministry/Department/Agency as and when the status changes or at least every month
- Different users such as the PMO/Cabinet Secretariat/Ministries/Departments can securely access the system through a log-in/password