With the end of the troublesome yet eventful year, 2020, the trends in governance had seen noteworthy changes. The mantra of focusing on governance more has been one of the highlights in the speeches of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Considering moves by the PM Modi-led Government of India, there have been several significant initiatives taken in the direction of growth and development of the nation and realising his word of maximum governance and minimum government.
Some of the major policy reforms introduced by the Centre include: Goods and Services Tax (GST), Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, Infrastructure, Disinvestment, Fugitive Economic Offenders Act, Demonetisation, Farm laws, Banking Reforms, Motor Vehicle Act, and the list goes on. These reforms have resulted in not only nominal but visible transformation in governance.
However, taking the nation to greater heights and claiming a reputed position globally required more. To fulfil this and bring transformational changes in the lives of citizens, the government rolled out various flagship programmes. Some of the major ones include Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Affordable Housing, Jan Dhan Aadhar Mobile, Direct Benefit Transfer, Make in India, Ujjwala Yojana, Aayushman Bharat, Mudra loan scheme, and much more. It will not be wrong to say that such significant moves played a pivotal role in redefining governance in India.
The trends simply point towards how governance is being given significance. Moreover, emerging technologies are being adopted to further strengthen the processes and outcomes in different sects of the government and citizen-centric services.
In this issue of the EGov Magazine, we intend to bring forth the transformational changes that the governance in India has witnessed. The magazine focusses on various sects of governance, challenges faced and what innovative solutions are being implemented. Also, a special focus has been given to the housing sector with articles from renowned policymakers and industrial leaders sharing their perspective on India’s real estate sector.