Maharashtra becomes the first state in the country to approve Good Governance Regulations

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Maharashtra-becomes-the-first-state-in-the-country-to-approve-Good-Governance-RegulationsMaharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde approved the first Good Governance Regulations in the country.

An Overview of the News

  • The purpose of the rules is to enhance accountability, accessibility, dynamism and transparency in state administration.

  • A separate cell will be set up to address the effects of climate change.

  • The rules also include expanding the scope of 'Aaple Sarkar Seva Kendra' for end-to-end online services to citizens within the prescribed time limit.

  • Citizens' complaints will be redressed at a speedy pace.

  • The chief minister's direction to develop the rules was given in September last year.

  • The rules were drawn up in consultation with ministerial officials, experts and NGOs.

  • 161 department-wise indices have been prepared to evaluate the performance of good governance.

About Maharashtra

It is a state located in the western part of India and covers a significant part of the Deccan Plateau.

Chief Minister - Eknath Shinde

Governor - Ramesh Bais

Official Animal - Indian giant squirrel

Official Bird - Yellow-footed Green Pigeon

Official Dance - Lavani

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