Department of Public Policy and Public Administration, Central University of Jammu organised a Web Talk on Administrative Reforms in India. The Web Talk was delivered by V Srinivas, IAS (Additional Secretary to DARPG & Director General, NCGG) who has served Government of India for more than 30 years including Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances and Director General National Archives of India. Dr. G Durga Rao, Assistant Professor and Shailendra Slathia, Assistant Registrar formally welcomed the distinguished guest. Dr. Mohit Sharma, Assistant Professor moderated the Web Talk.
Shri. Srinivas emphasised on importance of Governance in Public Administration and urged that a new India @75 needs a governance model that brings together innovation, technology, enterprise and efficient management with a clean and fair public administration. He briefed the participants about the evolution of administrative reforms in India. He skilfully blended his life experiences and narrated the trajectory of Administrative Reforms in India with personal examples. He discussed in detail about various committees, initiatives and innovations since independence till now. He focussed especially on the period between 2014 and 2021 as ‘the era of minimum government and maximum governance’. He reiterated the tactical shift from Traditional Public Administration to New Public Service and governance has made administration more citizen-centric. He opined that strengthening of audit and accounting through E-Governance holds the key for transparency in governance. He quoted the latest removal of Darbar Move in Jammu and Kashmir & shifting to e-office as remarkable step towards E-Governance. He appreciated the district centric policies in J&K. He applauded New Post Payment Banking system, JAM, UMANG App and many more as hallmark initiatives to ease the living of citizens. He elaborated the notion of Ethical Leadership and suggested young students to work hard and think innovatively.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Ashok Aima greeted distinguished guest speaker and added that participative government is a necessity for empowerment of citizens at grass root level. He appreciated the guest speaker for delivering such brilliant and insightful talk and congratulated the department for organising such an important event. Dr. G Durga Rao gave presented formal Vote of Thanks. Ashok Bhan, Retired IPS and Patron, IIPA, J&K was also present in the web talk.