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New Delhi, Jan 22 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday stressed the need for direct connection between the administration and the public to develop aspirational districts and said one of the important aspects for this was technology and innovation.
“For development in aspirational districts, a direct connection between the administration and public is very important which is ‘top to bottom’ and ‘bottom to top’ flow of governance,” he virtually told a meeting of District Magistrates from across the country.
“The important aspect of it is technology and innovation,” he added.
The Prime Minister said convergence was a major reason for the success the country was achieving in the aspirational districts and added that the government was committed to develop these districts.
“Convergence is a major reason for the success the country is achieving in the aspirational districts. These districts are eliminating the obstacles of the progress of the country and are becoming accelerators instead of stagnation with all of your efforts,” Modi told the District Magistrates.
Elated over the performance of the aspirational districts, he said: Our aspirational districts have shown us that if we follow the model of ‘good governance’, we will get better outcome with optimum utilisation of resources. The work done in these districts is a matter of study for big universities. “
Modi called upon the District Magistrates to set a ‘mission’ to make an imprint of their respective districts at the national level by focusing on the potential of their areas and promoting it through ‘vocal for local’.
He advocated developing detailed guidelines for field visits, inspections and night halts for proper implementation and monitoring.
Calling for a two-year vision, Modi suggested that every district can identify 10 tasks to be completed in the next three months to improve the ease of living for common people.
Similarly, five tasks may be associated with the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ to achieve historical success.
The Prime Minister said various ministries and departments have prepared a list of 142 districts which were not so much lagging in development but were weak on one or two parameters.
“This is a new challenge for all the governments. Now we have to complete this challenge together.”
He stressed the importance for digital infrastructure reaching every village and becoming a means of doorstep delivery of services and facilities, and directed NITI Aayog to devise a mode of regular interaction between the District Magistrates.