Cabinet approval to MoU between India, Britain

New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The union cabinet on Wednesday gave its ex-post facto approval for the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Britain for cooperation in public administration and governance reforms.

The meeting of the union cabinet was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“The form of co-operation will be in areas like sharing good governance practices in public administration, user led service design, reducing bureaucracy in service delivery, government process re-engineering, building and developing staff capability, public grievance redress mechanism, local government reforms, reforms towards strengthening of social security, collaboration in strategies for promotion of ethics in government, collaboration between government and industry on staff management, mechanisms for public engagement, crisis and disaster management and digital transformation of government,” an official release said.

A joint working group on public administration and governance, which is scheduled to meet later this month in London, will be responsible for implementation of the MoU.

“The MoU will help in understanding the system of customer-oriented public service delivery in UK with reference to rapidly changing environments in the area of public service management and enable in replicating, adapting and innovating some of the best practices and processes in the Indian Public Service Delivery System, leading to improved public service delivery in India,” the release said.

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