New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday launched an interactive programme with citizens marking two years of the MyGov platform and said the site is for those who think about the country’s development.
The MyGov initiative was launched two years ago to enable citizens directly interact with the government by giving suggestion about better governance.
“Those who think for the country and work for its development have been given a platform to participate,” Prasad said, addressing the inaugural session of “The Spirit of Participatory Democracy with MyGov”.
“I would like MyGovIndia to become a platform to showcase achievements of those common people who don’t get space on TV,” he said.
In the evening, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to interact with around 2,000 people in his first-ever Town Hall-style programme.
The audience has been selected from among the regular users of MyGov platform, who have pitched in “quality suggestions” for various government programmes.
Modi launched MyGov in July 2014 to provide an opportunity to the people to participate in multiple theme-based discussions and share their thoughts.
The platform has several groups like Clean Ganga, Girl Child Education, Digital India, Food Security and Healthy India.
MyGov has 3.52 million registered members, 182,000 submissions in 491 tasks and 3.40 million comments in 590 discussion themes.
A new PMO app will also be launched at the event. The app would correspond to the website of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).