Tripura cabinet has approved the set up of a centre for good governance

Agartala: In an effort to provide quality governance, Tripura government has decided to set up a centre for good governance (CGG) to study and assimilate good governance knowledge and practices in other states and countries ,including the private and academic sector, said law minister Ratan Lal Nath.

Speaking at a press conference, Nath said that the cabinet in a recent meeting decided for setting up of a centre for good governance at SIPARD & PR building in Arundhuti Nagar under West Tripura district.

“In order to improve the quality of governance, there is a need to establish a centre to undertake governance reforms in Tripura. This may facilitate improvement of the quality of public governance by creating vibrant, informed and pro-active citizenry,” Nath said.

He also said that at present Tripura has no specialised institution to lead such functions; therefore, the state government has decided to set up the centre in the state.

“There is a national centre for good governance located at Hyderabad in Telangana, which is an autonomous body; while states like, Gujarat, Telangana, Odisha and Assam have set up centres for good governance,” Nath added.

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Speaking about the objectives, Nath said that the centre would study and assimilate good governance knowledge and practices in other states and countries, including the private and academic sectors, identify governance gaps through systematic research and developing suitable social accountability tools and techniques for addressing those gaps.

The centre will also help to improve mechanisms for promoting citizen centric, governance through capacity building, create a platform for networking with different organizations and individuals working in the field of good governance in such way that they are mutually benefited.

Among other functions, the centre would function as a state repository on information on best practices, initiatives and methodologies that promote good governance, e-governance, innovation & change management within the government, to organize seminars, conferences, workshops and training on good governance, and to provide consultancy to other requisition agencies.

“To man the centre, the state government would recruit consultant for good governance with required qualification of Ph.D in social sciences and Management studies, consultant for e-governance with required qualification of Ph.D in IT or Computer applications, Research assistant with qualification of PG in any social sciences or management with 55% marks, Data entry operator with graduation in any discipline with computer knowledge; and peon with matriculation qualification. The state government would bear an expenditure of Rs 77.20 lakh per annum,” Nath added.

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