MoS. Finance Jayant Sinha at Teen Murti, Interactive session:
MoS Jayant at Teen Murthi
Tuesday, 28 June 2016 Vision India Foundation organised a day-long seminar on Good governance today as part of its leadership developement program-Policy BootCamp in the presence of Sh. Jayant Sinha, Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad and Sh. Anil Swarup. The seminar comes in the mid of 3 week, immersive residential program where the young minds from the country and the world are engaged in developing a panoramic understanding of ‘Nation Building’. Sh. Jayant Sinha addressed the Seminar on role of youth in policy-making. He began his address by highlighting the fundamental questions in the policy space and priorities of the Central government. “We are a pro-poor government and that’s why we are a pro-market government. That’s not a contradiction rather it is the only way forward.” Sh. Jayant Sinha said commenting upon the approach of the current government. The minister also emphasized the policy of the government which is driven by a focus on empowerment rather that creating an environment of entitlement. He He characterized the functioning of the government as “policy driven, rule-based and discretionless.” He re-affirmed the commitment of government towards Swadeshi but at the same time dismissed the adoption of any protectionist and isolationist measures.
Later, in the day the seminar hosted Sh. Ravi Shankar Prasad who began his remarks by highlighting that India is at a cusp of revolution. “Digital India is meant to bridge the divide between digital have’s and have’nots.” Sh. Prasad said commenting upon the focus of the Digital India scheme. Laying out the roadmap and vision of the government, Sh. Prasad gave out the following formula-“India Tomorrow=India’s Talent + Information Technology” The Minister also focused on the need to enhance digital literacy as the “Canvas of the country was changing as the citizens are getting the opportunity to participate in the change.” Remarking on the change in the mindset, Sh. Prasad said-“The Indian first observes the technology, then tries to know the technology and then, finally adopt the technology.” The day began with an address by Sh. Anil Swarup on “Enhancing transparency in governance through technology.” He shared his experience of spearheading the coal allocation process in the aftermath of the corruption-ridden coal sector. He remarked that the empowerment can only take place when the state allows- “Systems to take over, devolve individual power.” “Coal cannot be wished away in India but it can certainly be washed.” Sh. Swarup said while commenting upon the need to strike a balance between the energy interests of India and its commitment to renewable energy. Like the last edition, Policy BootCamp 2016 has been hosting high-impact leaders like parliamentarians, social reformers and subject experts, who share their knowledge and insights with the aspiring minds of today. The program focuses on making an impact through panel discussions, focused debates, field visits, case studies, creative ideation sessions and designing of innovative implementation models.
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