The fourth gfiles Governance Awards feted officers and administrators from across the country for their achievements in the field of governance. These were the people whose work touched the lives of millions and impacted them positively
by Narendra Kaushik
Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu says governance is like ‘intel’ (informal for intelligence), not so visible yet most important for any government, department and organisation. Prabhu would know. He is in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who defines good governance as “putting people at the centre of development process” and never tires of stressing pro-people and pro-active governance. Besides, the minister has a mandate to make Indian Railways an engine of the Indian growth story through good governance.
The Union Minister for Mines and Steel, Narendra Singh Tomar, credits the coal auction, which helped the Modi government rustle up Rs. 4 lakh crore, for establishment of a transparent system. He also attributes the large number of disbursals under MUDRA (Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency Bank) to good governance by bankers and bureaucrats.
Tomar feels there is a need to recognise and acknowledge excellence of administrators, a task gfiles has been doing for many years now. The monthly has been reporting the success stories of civil servants, scientists and engineers from across the length and breadth of the country.