Government expects up to 15 crore people to join ‘myGov’ platform

Saturday, Aug 6, 2016,15:34 IST By metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Terming ‘myGov’ as the biggest platform of Digital India, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Saturday said the user base of the government’s citizen engagement platform should touch at least 10-15 crore, given that the country has 103 crore mobile phone users.

The country is changing. Digital democracy is the essence of India and Digital India is the destiny of India.

‘myGov’ is the biggest platform of Digital India, Prasad said at the inaugural session of ‘myGov’s two-year anniversary celebration.

He added that at present, 35 lakh people are connected to the myGov platform and that the site has logged constructive suggestions on a variety of subjects, including smart cities, Union Budget, net neutrality, new education policy among others.

Where there are 103 crore mobiles, I expect 10-15 crore people should be connected to ‘myGov’. Suggestions on how to improve the future (of the country) should come from the citizens.

Our government is attempting to connect with people in a new way (using technology), the Minister said.

Prasad said ‘myGov’ platform should also include path- breaking achievements of the common man in the times ahead.

I would like ‘myGov’ to become a platform to showcase achievements of those common people who don’t get space on TV etc.

You can change India by using technology, that is the essence of ‘myGov’, he said. Prasad said suggestions that come on myGov, even if they are tinged with criticism, should be taken positively.

The event will culminate with Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducting his first-ever ‘town hall’ in the evening.

A new PMO app that will enable mobile users to connect with the Prime Minister’s portal will also be launched at the event.