PRAGATI (ProActive Governance and Timely Implementation) – UPSC Prelims

Ministry/Department :  PMO
PRAGATI stands for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation.
Objective: 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.
  • An ICT-based, multi-modal platform for interaction between state and central governments (PMO, Union Government Secretaries, Chief Secretaries)
  • Objective:
    • Grievance Redressal
    • Programme Implementation
    • Project Monitoring
  • The PRAGATI platform uniquely bundles three latest technologies:
    • digital data management,
    • video-conferencing and
    • geo-spatial 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
  • Systems uses data from 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.
Factual Information:
  • Launched in 2015.
Note : It is a good example of Good Governance initiatives. Can be used in exams related to Civil Services Reforms, Efficiency of Government, Grievance Redressal Mechanisms, Good Governance etc.

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