Kerala to study 'Gujarat model' of governance
Kerala government has decided to send a two-member team led by Chief Secretary VP Joy to Gujarat for three days to study the dashboard system for e-governance. Kerala is studying the dashboard system started in 2019 when Vijay Rupani was the Gujarat chief minister.
The scheme was started to monitor the district-level implementation of various government schemes. This system was set up to resolve the grievances of the common man. The goal is to make government officials more responsible.
In this way, the project implementation of the government and the functioning of the departments can be evaluated at the fingertips of the chief minister. The performance of departments can be reviewed on a daily basis through the CM dashboard created by the database. Each category can also be given a star rating. It aims to bring healthy competition in the civil service.
The 'Gujarat model' was also discussed during a recent meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. On his return to Kerala, the Kerala Chief Minister directed the Chief Secretary to study the system. Based on this, the Chief Secretary VP Joy and Umesh IAS, the Staff Officer in charge of the Chief Secretary's Office, are going to Gujarat tomorrow. The report will be submitted within a week after discussions with Gujarat government officials.
It is notable that the Kerala Chief Secretary's visit is to Gujarat, a BJP-ruled state constantly criticised by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and the Left parties.