Madhya Pradesh CM Chouhan ensures evaluation of effectiveness of schemes and improvement in them

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that it is important to constantly evaluate and improve the effectiveness of government schemes being run for development and public welfare, otherwise the governments will remain unaware of the reality. Development is meaningless unless it does not reach the poor. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing the MoU signature program organized at Minto Hall for institutional partnership between NITI Aayog and Atal Behari Vajpayee Institute of Good Governance and Policy Analysis.

Cooperatives Minister Shri Arvind Singh Bhadauria, Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog Shri Rajiv Kumar, Chief Secretary Shri Iqbal Singh Bains, Vice-Chairman of Institute of Good Governance Dr. Sachin Chaturvedi was present in the programme. Representatives from various universities and research institutes also took part.

Power of the country lies within the states

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi dream of a glorious, magnificent, prosperous and flourishing India while giving the slogan ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’. He believed that the strength of the country lies within the states. Based on this, the concept of NITI Aayog came into existence to implement the idea of ​​cooperative federalism. It is a platform where subject matter experts discuss various topics, problems and lead the way for implementation of their effective and practical solutions.

Institute of Good Governance to work effectively in collaboration with NITI Aayog

Referring to Ladli Laxmi Yojana, scheme for supply of cycles to the girl child and adherence to Citizen’s Charter within the time-limit, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that practical evaluation of the effectiveness of the schemes would help in improving the schemes, and making them people-oriented and development-oriented. the Institute of Good Governance will function more effectively with the cooperation and guidance of NITI Aayog in these activities. With the MoU having been signed today, this day will prove to be historic for the state’s development.

Public participation is an effective model

On the role of self-help groups in conducting Corona control and vaccination campaign through public-participation model, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that in all areas of the state, the state government is implementing schemes with public cooperation. Agriculture production is sufficient. Now we have to move towards food processing. Due to the increasing interest of the general public in Yoga and Ayurveda as a result of Corona, new opportunities have been created for the cultivation and trade of herbs in the state. The state government is also working in this direction. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Atmanirbhar Madhya Pradesh is our resolve for Atmanirbhar Bharat. The MoU signed today will give us new energy.

Taking development, environment and social inclusiveness together

NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Dr. Rajiv Kumar said that it is challenging to take development, environment and social inclusiveness together. It is necessary to establish an out-come and output-based system of schemes in order to ensure simple and easy access to the services being provided by the government to the general public. Appreciating the initiative taken by Chief Minister Shri Chouhan for tree plantation in the state, Dr. Rajiv Kumar said that this would help in making the society aware of the adverse effects of climate change. Dr. Kumar stated the need to promote chemical free agriculture.

Cooperatives and Public Management Minister Shri Arvind Singh Bhadauria said that the Institute of Good Governance was established in the year 2007. The Institute has done many important works including the making of the Public Service Guarantee Act. Institutional partnership with NITI Aayog will help in making people oriented schemes.

Vice President of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Good Governance and Policy Analysis Prof. Sachin Chaturvedi said that such institutions are running in different states of the country, but this is the only institution which is being given full budget by the state. He said that the state has full potential to become a logistics hub. He also gave information about Global Skill Park. He said that MoUs have been signed with various premier educational institutions to promote research. Prof. Chaturvedi said that the Institute of Good Governance and NITI Aayog will share their best practices.

An MoU of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Good Governance and Policy Analysis was signed with Development Monitoring and Evaluation Organization of NITI Aayog in the programme.