Effective public service delivery through innovative governance knowledge exchange
Effective public service delivery through innovative governance knowledge exchange
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This paper studies the civil society organisations that use budget analysis as an important tool to enhance transparency and accountability in development programmes. It also analyses the trends in the union budget from a pro-poor perspective.
Addressing challenges in institutionalising social accountability, this study argues for strengthening the ability of citizens to engage with goverment officials. It outlines mechanisms to promote transparency and accountability in public services.
This note argues for using a political economy analysis approach in developing tools for testing accountability and transparency in governance. Such an approach asks what the problems are but also looks at why they persist and how they came about.
This paper argues that the state should be 'a willing accomplice' in making its internal mechanisms amenable to accountability tests and institutionalize methods for strengthening interactions with the civil society to induce transparency.
This paper analyses why accountability of service providers to the citizens of India remains low. Thampi discusses the barriers to strengthening accountability and also offers the citizen report card as a success story.
The government recommends its units to set up RTI cells to ensure accountability and transparency with easier redressal of applications. A one time grant of rupees 50,000 is given to the ministries/departments to arrange for required infrastructure.
E-governance report card [Government Report]
The Government of Bihar has documented key administrative e-reforms in thirteen departments under the Bihar Prashasnik Sudhar Mission to enhance efficiency, transparency, accountability and to strengthen human resource management in the state.
This report stresses the need to build the capacity of the Executive, Legislative and Judicial organs of the state for the application of the Right to Information; in order to promote a culture of transparency and accountability in governance.
Initiated by the Government of Gujarat, the Biometric Bar-coded PDS Coupon system is an innovative model of service delivery that leverages ICT to improve the accountability and transparency of the Targeted Public Distribution System in the state.
The Lok Sabha discussed amendments to the Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill, 2010, which provides for a mechanism to investigate complaints against judges and intend to increase the retirement age of High Court judges from 62 to 65 years.

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