Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Sixty One Documentary Films on good governance initiatives Shri V.Narayanasamy Launched Six Documentary Films Today

Six documentary films on good governance initiatives were launched here today by Shri V.Narayanasamy, Union Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office and Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions.  Towards effective dissemination of good governance practices, these documentary films are produced by the Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DARPG), Government of India through Directorate of Advertising & Visual Publicity (DAVP). Senior officers from Central and State Government Departments, Champions of the initiatives/best practices and Producers  attended the event.

            Based on stakeholders’ consultation, films have been made in three durations i.e. in 14 minute, 3½ minute, 30 second. The 14 minute format is for class room study and discussion in the Central Training Institutes (CTI) and Administrative Training Institutes (ATI); the 3½ minute film is meant for larger conferences where senior level officers participate, or if the audience is already aware of the broad contours of the schemes or for the meetings with non-officials. These are also meant for telecast on national network of Doordarshan or other television channels. The 30 second version is like a teaser to be used for advertising or to evoke interest in the audience to watch the larger version of the film.

These successful initiatives namely:
(iPanch Tantra – Gram Panchayat Online System, Government of Karnataka and NIC,
(ii) AGRISNET – Agriculture Information Service Network, Government of Tamil Nadu,
(iii) Cloud Telephony and IVRS based Daily Monitoring System, Uttar Pradesh
(iv) e-Awas – Government Accommodation Management System, Directorate of Estates, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India,
(v) Integrated Geo-spatial ICT Solution for Scientific Planning & Monitoring of MGNREGS works in Gujarat, Government of Gujarat, and
(vi) Property tax and water charges revenue management system, Online Birth & Death Certificate, Building Permission Management, Solid Waste Management with vehicle tracking, Grievance Management System, Online Dashboard for works Management, PimpriChinchwad Municipal Corporation, Government of Maharashtra have won National e-Governance Awards. 
While launching the films, Shri Narayanasamy reiterated the Government’s commitment towards promoting accountable and transparent governance. He stated that these e-governance innovations have shown how public service delivery can be improved to the satisfaction of people. He observed that there is a lot of potential for replication of these initiatives and requested State and Union Territory Governments to adapt, replicate and further innovate these successful practices. He mentioned that four of these films were also dubbed in regional language for greater dissemination.

            Earlier, Secretary DARPG, Government of India, Shri Sanjay Kothari in his welcome address mentioned that 61 documentary films have been produced so far   and are made available on YouTube and Departments’ website (www.darpg.gov.in). He also mentioned that short duration of these documentaries for effective dissemination of innovations has been appreciated. 

Click here for list of 61 films on good governance produced and uploaded on DARPG website www.darpg.gov.in


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