Governance models should build trust between the government and people, take into account local conditions and situations, and not be imported from outside, stated Union Home Minister Amit Shah Tuesday before handing over awards for innovative and good governance to 18 District Magistrates in the national capital.
He stressed on governance models being inclusive, corruption-free, transparent, accountable, sensitive, innovative and stable. “It should strike at the root of problems and build trust between the government and the people,” Shah added.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi believes that the key to good governance is a people-centric development policy. A policy for good governance cannot be imported. We will have to make our own models according to our situation and after evaluating the condition of the people. If we try to impose an imported model from a country with a population of 2-10 crore onto a nation as diverse as ours, we are bound to fail. And for this, the thought process must start at the grassroots level and reach the top. And the top must be so open that it must take the smallest of suggestions seriously,” his speech noted.
While congratulating the District Magistrates who won the awards, Shah cautioned that the recognition must not make them complacent.
He also spoke about larger good while drafting rules. As he put it: “The Modi Government does not make policies to please people. It makes policies that will be good for the people. When we brought the GST, some people opposed it. When we brought DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer), it was opposed. It was natural, there were middlemen who would lose out. So, our decisions may have been bitter but they were for the good of the people. We never think about vote-banks while making policies. We only think about solving problems.”
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