Ministry of Panchayati Raj to organize National Conference on Good governance as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav

New Delhi : The Ministry of Panchayati Raj is celebrating its iconic week under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav from 11th April to 17th April, 2022. In this context, Governance Conference, Sushasan – Sugamta se Sampanta would be organized at SCOPE Auditorium (Convention Centre), SCOPE Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi on 12th April, 2022 (Tuesday). The event would be attended by representatives/ Senior Officials and Policymakers from different States and Resource Persons involved in Governance domain & improving services to citizens, along with various industry experts.

Panchayati Raj institutions are the instruments to carry out the programmes of rural development. In this endeavor, Governance would play a significant role in making Panchayati Raj Institutions functional and efficient. With the rapid expansion of the economy and the growing awareness and assertion of rights by the populace, the need and demand for good governance has increased. The Governance function evolves, becoming more citizen-oriented, citizen-centric, citizen-friendly, ensuring dedication, responsiveness and accountability of both official and Elected Representatives, towards Rural development.

With the Centre and State Governments together implementing various development programmes, Good governance is critical not only for ensuring social inclusion in the Government Programmes, but also for establishing accountability. Panchayati Raj Institutions have a definite mandate for realization of goal towards improving the quality of life in our rural areas. Thus, this Conference would serve as a fitting platform to share the various initiatives undertaken by the Central and State Governments towards this end.

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM) is an initiative of the Government of India to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of progressive India and the glorious history of its people, culture and achievements.

Governance Conference (12th April, 2022): Minute-to-Minute Programme

Session Timeslot Speakers Details
Registration 9:00- 10:00 AM Registration of Participants and Tea
A. Inaugural Session 10:00- 10:02 AM Inauguration of the Workshop by Lamp Lighting
10:02- 10:07 AM Welcome Address by Secretary, MoPR
10:07-10.10 AM Screening of Short Film
10:10- 10:25 AM Address by Sh. Faggan Singh Kulaste, Minister of State, Rural Development
10:25- 10:50 AM Address by Shri Giriraj Raj Singh, Hon’ble Minister Rural Development & Panchayati Raj
10:50- 10:54 AM Vote of Thanks by Additional Secretary, MoPR
  10:55- 11:30 AM Tea Break
Moderator: Sh. A.P. Nagar, Joint Secretary (Governance), MoPR

Rapporteur: Sh. Mayank Kharbanda, Consultant/ Sh. Mohit Rao, Consultant

B. Service Delivery at grassroots level- realising Citizen’s Charter 11:30- 11:40 AM Presentation on Kutumba (Family ID) Sh. Rajiv Chawla, Former Addnl. Chief Secretary, Karnataka
11:40-11:50 AM Experience sharing by Rajasthan- e-Mitra Ms. Aparna Arora, Principal Secretary, PR Department, Rajasthan
11:50- 12:00 PM Experience sharing by Karnataka-BapuSeva Kendra Ms. Uma Mahadevan, Principal Secretary, PR Department, Karnataka
12:00-12:10 PM Experience sharing by Haryana- SARAL Haryana CEO, Zilla Parishad, Haryana
12:10 PM- 12:20 PM Experience sharing by Andhra Pradesh- Gram Sachivalaya Elected Representatives from Gram Panchayat, Andhra Pradesh
12:20- 12:25 PM Presentation on ServicePlus by NIC Ms. Manie Khaneja, DDG, NIC
12:25- 12:30 PM Summary by moderator
Moderator: Ms. Rekha Yadav, Joint Secretary (Capacity Building), MoPR

Rapporteur: Sh. Shlokarth Trivedi, Consultant/ Sh. Sudhasattwa Barik, Consultant

C. Panchayat Planning & Implementation 12:30- 12:45 PM Presentation by Maharashtra Director, RGSA, PR Department, Maharashtra
12:45- 1:00 PM Presentation by Tripura Sh. Dev Anand Ryang, Director, PR Department, Tripura
1:00- 1:15 PM Presentation by Karnataka Ms. Shilpa Nag, Director, PR Department, Karnataka
1:15- 1:20 PM Summary by moderator
  1:20 – 2:15 PM Lunch Break
Moderator: Sh. C.S. Kumar, Additional Secretary, MoPR

Rapporteur: Sh. Mohit Gupta, Consultant/ Sh. Nilay Singh, Consultant

D. Smart Governance 2:15- 2:25 PM Presentation on BharatNet BBNL
2:25- 2:35 PM ICICI Bank on Digital Villages- Gujarat exp. Representative from ICICI Bank
2:35- 2:45 PM Experience sharing by GeM: procurement by Panchayats through e-Gram SWARAJ Sh. Prakash Khichi, Dy. CEO, GeM
2:45- 2:55 PM Directorate of Local Fund Audit (DLFA), Telangana Sh. Venkateshwar Rao, Director, Telangana Audit Department
2:55- 3:05 PM DLFA, Odisha Sh. Dilip Satapathy, Director, DLFA, Odisha
3:05- 3:10 PM Summary by moderator
Moderator: Sh. Vishnu Chandra, DDG, NIC-GIS

Rapporteur: Sh. Sushant Sudhir, Consultant/ Sh. Garvit Trivedi, Consultant

E. Spatial Planning 3:15 – 3:25 PM Use of high-resolution maps/ spatial data and DEM generated under the SVAMITVA Scheme for development of Spatial Analysis Tool Sh. Uday Kumar, DDG, NIC-GIS/ Ms. Karnika Kaushik, Consultant, MoPR
3:25 – 3:40 PM Maps & Data Usage policies & interventions Lt. Gen. Girish Kumar, VSM (Retd.)

Chairman, Monitoring & Handholding Committee, MoPR

3:40 – 3:50 PM Presentation on preparation of comprehensive rural development plan using GIS technology Dr. P Kesva Rao, Head, CGARD, NIRDPR
3:50- 4:05 PM Framework for collaboration of various Government/private agency experts to support in development of GIS based services for rural sector, GPs Presentation by Ms. Anamika Das, Vice President, Geospatial World
4:05- 4:10 PM Summary by Moderator
F. Concluding Session 4:15- 4:35 PM Discussion Session (Question &Answer) moderated by Additional Secretary, Panchayati Raj
4:35 – 4:55 PM Valedictory Address by Shri Kapil Moreshwar Patil

Hon’ble Minister of State for Panchayati Raj

4:55- 5:00 PM Vote of Thanks by Joint Secretary (Governance), MoPR


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