The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today chaired his twenty-sixth interaction through PRAGATI – the ICT-based, multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation.
The 25 PRAGATI meetings so far have seen a cumulative review of 227 projects with a total investment of over Rs. 10 lakh crore. Resolution of Public Grievances has also been reviewed across a range of sectors.
The twenty-sixth meeting, the Prime Minister reviewed the progress towards handling and resolution of grievances related to post offices and railways. He stressed the importance of increasing digital transactions across the postal and rail networks, especially using the BHIM App.
The Prime Minister reviewed the progress of nine infrastructure projects in the railway, road, petroleum, and power sectors. These projects are spread over several states including Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. These projects include the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor and the Char Dham Mahamarg Vikas Pariyojna.
The Prime Minister reviewed the progress in the implementation of the AMRUT Mission. He also reviewed the programme for End-to-End Computerization of Targeted PDS Operations.
PRAGATI is a unique integrating and interactive platform. The platform is aimed at addressing common man’s grievances and simultaneously monitoring and reviewing important programmes and projects of the Government of India as well as projects flagged by State Governments.
The PRAGATI platform uniquely bundles three latest technologies: Digital data management, video-conferencing, and geospatial technology.
It also offers a unique combination in the direction of cooperative federalism since it brings on one stage the Secretaries of Government of India and the Chief Secretaries of the States.
With this, the Prime Minister is able to discuss the issues with the concerned Central and State officials with full information and latest visuals of the ground level situation. It is also an innovative project in e-governance and good governance.
It is a three-tier system (PMO, Union Government Secretaries, and Chief Secretaries of the States).
Issues to be flagged before the PM are picked up from the available database regarding Public Grievances, on-going Programmes, and pending Projects.
The system will ride on, strengthen and re-engineer the databases of the CPGRAMS for grievances, Project Monitoring Group (PMG) and the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. PRAGATI provides an interface and platform for all these three aspects.
The system has been designed in-house by the PMO team with the help of National Informatics Center (NIC).