Jaipur hosts a two-day regional conference on good governance

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A two-day regional conference on “Good Governance” began in Jaipur on October 4, 2023.

An Overview of the News

  • The conference also saw the presentation of 2022 award winners under the Prime Minister's Awards for Excellence in Public Administration.

  • The program was presided over by Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Dr. Jitendra Singh.

  • The conference featured 13 award winners from various categories, including the PM Award and National e-Governance Award winners from Rajasthan.

Highlights of the Conference:

  • The conference included plenary sessions on "Administrative Reforms and Effective Redressal of Public Grievances" and "Technology in Governance".

  • These sessions will feature presentations, short films and discussions on the journey of the Prime Minister's Awards Scheme and the role of technology in governance.

Objectives of the Conference:

  • The primary objective of the conference is to facilitate the exchange of experiences and innovative ideas in public administration both at the national and state levels.

  • It aims to promote good governance, e-governance, and digital governance by bringing together representatives from all the states and union territories of India to share their initiatives and practices.

About Rajasthan

  • It is a state in northern India and is the largest Indian state by area and the seventh largest state by population.

  • It is bordered by five other Indian states: Punjab to the north; Haryana and Uttar Pradesh in the northeast; Madhya Pradesh in the southeast; and Gujarat in the southwest.

  • Rajasthan is also home to three national tiger reserves, Ranthambore National Park in Sawai Madhopur, Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar and Mukundara Hills Tiger Reserve in Kota.

Formation - 30 March 1949

Capital - Jaipur

Districts - 33 (7 divisions)

Governor - Kalraj Mishra

Chief Minister - Ashok Gehlot (INC)

Assembly - Rajasthan Legislative Assembly (200 seats)

Rajya Sabha - 10 seats

Lok Sabha - 25 seats

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