Recently, the Prime Minister (PM) has chaired the 33rd PRAGATI meeting.

  • Interaction through PRAGATI is held once every month on Fourth Wednesday, known as PRAGATI Day.

Key Points

  • Highlights of the Meeting:
    • The PM asked states to develop a state-specific export strategy, and reviewed development projects worth Rs. 1.41 lakh crore spread across 10 states and union territories.
    • Grievances related to Covid-19 and to the PM Awas Yojana (Gramin) were also taken up.
    • PM SVANidhi, agriculture reforms and development of districts as export hubs were reviewed.
    • Launched in 2015, PRAGATI is the multimodal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation involving central and state governments
    • It has been designed by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) team with the help of the National Informatics Center (NIC).
    • It enables the PM to discuss the issues with the concerned central and state officials with full information and latest visuals of the ground-level situation.
    • It is a three-tier system (PMO, Union Government Secretaries, and Chief Secretaries of the States).
    • Objective:
      • Grievance Redressal
      • Programme Implementation
      • Project Monitoring
    • The PRAGATI platform uniquely bundles three latest technologies: Digital data management, video-conferencing and geo-spatial technology.
    • Significance:
      • It promotes cooperative federalism as it brings together the Secretaries of Government of India and the Chief Secretaries of the States.
      • It is a robust system for bringing e-transparency and e-accountability with real-time presence and exchange among the key stakeholders.
      • It is an innovative project in e-governance and good governance.
    • Concerns: The direct interaction of the PM with the state secretaries without involving the political executives of the states is undermining the state political executive.
    • It is also said that this is leading to a concentration of power in the extra-constitutional office of PMO.

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