January 10, 2012   www.indiagovernance.gov.in
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    Education for all
    Improved water services
    Right to service
    e-Governance summit
Featured Best Practice
Sustainable development in the north-east
The North Eastern Region Community Resource Management Project, initiated by the Government of India and the International Fund for Agricultural Development, follows a holistic approach to rural development. The project has introduced a series of livelihood activities for the local communities while conserving the rich natural resources.
In Focus
m-technology for traffic management
Third Eye project, introduced by Gurgaon Traffic Police, uses mobile phone technology to track traffic rule violators by storing images of incidents on a central server. These pictures serve as evidence for penalizing concerned defaulters.
Quality education in schools
The Teach For India initiative seeks to provide quality education to the underprivileged children. The project recruits and trains young talent to teach full-time for two years in low-income government and private schools.
Performance of Indian states in the past decade
This paper presents the findings that growth increased across all major states in the past decade as compared to 1993-2001. However, between 2001 and 2009, optimism of demographic dividend and growth imbalance has declined.
Social accountability for improved urban water services
In a bid to make water service delivery transparent and efficient, this paper analyses the conceptual framework around accountability, and examines the tools and mechanisms used by service providers as well as users to streamline pro poor governance.
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Events & Announcements
Summit on e-governance
When:19-20 January, 2012
The Society for Promotion of e-Governance   in association with the Ministry of Communications and IT, is organizing this summit to discuss  innovative applications on mobile governance.
Public sector innovations
When: 20-21 January, 2012
Centre for Innovations in Public Systems is organizing a two-day workshop in Bangalore to highlight public innovations in the field of agriculture, rural development, urban governance and health.
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Implementing Public Service Guarantee Acts in India
The success of the recent Right to Service Acts enacted by several Indian states depends upon complementary reforms for improving day to day service delivery procedures and an attitudinal change among service providers.
About GKC
The Capacity Building for Poverty Reduction (CBPR) Programme, launched by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance and Pensions  in 2005, aims at building the capacity of the Indian civil service for improved public service delivery for the purposes of poverty reduction. The Governance Knowledge Centre (GKC), undertaken by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DAR&PG) has been envisaged as a key initiative under CBPR to serve as a digital single point of reference on good governance practices that would aid in building capacity at the district, state and centre.
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