MyGov, the dynamic initiative of the Indian government has successfully completed its three years today. The idea of participative governance has made a great stride by creating an efficient and potent interface for healthy exchange of ideas and views for both policy makers as well as citizens of the country.
By facilitating a dialogue between citizens and government over online platform, MyGov has crossed more than 1.78 Million users base who actively participate and contribute their ideas, suggestions via online discussions. Moreover, this disruptive online platform gets more than 10,000 posts per week on various emerging issues by the citizens of the country.
This strategic initiative is reflective of the fact that the Indian system has reached the level of radical transformation by integrating and adopting technology to take the country forward on the path of durable progress, stability and transparency.
In one of the recent interviews with eGov magazine, Gaurav Dwivedi, CEO of MyGov stated, “Social media has ushered in the era of citizen generated sentiment and content, and has emerged as a cost-effective channel for government departments to extend their outreach.”
Further adding he said, “ A number of government departments have led the way, most notable being the police in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore, and municipal corporations of the country’s many Tier-I cities that are extending their functions on social media. In view of the social media and citizen engagement frameworks issued by the government, and with MyGov now leading the way, use of social media for governance is here to stay.”
In its short span of existence till date, MyGov has rolled out various kinds of activities and successfully engaged the citizens on important issues such as Clean Ganga, Girl Child Education, Skill Development and Healthy India, and many more.
The platform has shortened the distance gap by involving countrymen as active partners in nation-building. The citizens in good number participate in online & onground tasks, groups-centric & national themes, discussions, polls, blogs, opinions and much more.
With MyGov platform, government has ensured to achieve development and provision of basic needs to the people easily overcome challenges, succeed in stabilizing democracy and reinforce the relationship between an individual and the government.
Enumerating to three year’s achievements, we see a steady progress on the policy and development front through consistent and realistic participation of both citizens and the government.