Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today launched an interactive program 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 in 2014 to enable citizens to 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’. Also Read - PM Modi launches e-RUPI digital payment solution: What is it? Is it like Bitcoin? and more questions answeredAlso Read - FIR filed against Twitter India again, now over child pornography content
“I would like MyGovIndia to become a platform to showcase achievements of those common people who don’t get space on TV,” Prasad said. In the evening, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be interacting with around 2,000 people in his first-ever Town Hall-style program. The audience has been selected from among the regular users of MyGov platform, who have pitched in “quality suggestions” for various government programs. Also Read - Mi Notebook Pro X to be Xiaomi's most expensive laptop yet, launch tomorrow
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 tonight by Narendra Modi, which would correspond to the website of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).