39th PRAGATI Meeting

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    • Recently, the Prime Minister of India chaired the 39th PRAGATI meeting.

    Key Points of the meeting

    • Nine agenda items were taken for review including eight projects and one scheme. Among the eight projects are:
      • Three projects were from the Ministry of Railways.
      • Two projects each were from the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and Ministry of Power. 
      • One project was from the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas. 
    • These eight projects are concerned to seven states viz., Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra and West Bengal. 

    About PRAGATI

    • It is an Information and Communications Technology( ICT) based multimodal platform aimed at addressing the common man’s grievances and simultaneously monitoring and reviewing important programmes and projects of the Government of India as well as projects flagged by State Governments.
    • Launched in  2015: Designed by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) team with the help of the National Informatics Center (NIC).
    • Features:
      • Multi-purpose and multi-modal platform
      • Unique integrating and interactive platform
      • This platform will fulfil three objectives: Grievance Redressal, Programme Implementation and Project Monitoring. 
      • It uniquely bundles three latest technologies: Digital data management, video-conferencing and geo-spatial technology.
    • Significance:
      • It will make the government more efficient and responsive.
      • It is a step 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 an innovative project in e-governance and good governance

    Source: PIB