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New Delhi: As a part of the second anniversary celebration of the MyGov portal for citizen-government interaction, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to address a “townhall” meeting on Saturday.
MyGov as of now has 35.2 lakh registered members, 33.9 lakh comments in 589 discussion themes and around 1.82 lakh submissions in 489 tasks.
Mr. Modi will interact with around 2,000 people in the townhall for which the audience has been selected from among the regular users of MyGov platform, who have pitched ‘quality suggestions’ for various government programmes.
Prior to the Prime Minister’s speech, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley shared his insights during a session on ‘Dissemination.’ “Social media is an empowerment tool, empowering every individual both giving and receiving information,” he said.
Mr. Jaitley added, “There is competition between various ministries to make effective use of social media. GST, Bankruptcy law was passed with consensus due to public pressure, media has important role to play.” “Radio has made a comeback in recent years. Govt should make use of all mediums to reach out.”
Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, “GoI believes in Digital India and Live India. Digital governance provides an open and transparent society.” “Current government has optimised the use of social media. We see how the External Affairs Minister is daily helping people,” said Smita Prakash ANI News Editor.
Minister Of State, Law and Justice, and Electronics and IT, P.P. Chaudhary also spoke, “My Gov India is a game changer for governance and government.”