PRAGATI (Proactive Governance And Timely Implementation) Portal

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The Prime Minister is monitoring several railway projects through the (Proactive Governance And Timely Implementation) PRAGATI portal. He has observed a lack of progress in key railway projects across the country.

About PRAGATI Portal:
  • PRAGATI is a multi-purpose and multi-modal governance platform launched in 2015.
  • Nodal Body: The portal has been designed by the Prime Minister’s Office(PMO) team with the help of the National Informatics Center (NIC).
  • Aim: The portal is aimed at:
    • Addressing the common man’s grievances
    • To simultaneously monitor and review important programmes and projects of the Government of India as well as projects flagged by various State governments.

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Key Features of the PRAGATI Portal:
  • Firstly, the platform uniquely bundles the three latest technologies: Digital data management, video-conferencing and geo-spatial technology.
  • Secondly, it is a three-tier system consisting of the PMO, Union Government Secretaries and Chief Secretaries of the States.
  • Thirdly, the platform enables the Prime Minister to hold a monthly programme. In that, he will interact with the Government of India Secretaries and Chief Secretaries through Video-conferencing enabled by data and geo-informatics visuals;
  • Lastly, the issues flagged before the PM are picked up from the available database regarding Public Grievances, ongoing Programmes and pending Projects.
Significance of PRAGATI portal:
  • The platform offers a unique combination in the direction of cooperative federalism. Since it brings on one stage the Secretaries of Government of India and the Chief Secretaries of the States.
  • It is also a robust system for bringing e-transparency and e-accountability with real-time presence and exchange among the key stakeholders.
  • The platform is also an innovative project towards e-governance and good governance.

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Source: The Hindu

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