IEP Chandigarh, October 1
The Final Round Conference of The Governance Challenge (TGC) was organized at PWD Rest House in Panchkula in which 6 finalist teams pitched their solution to the Haryana, Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal.NMIMS Mumbai emerged as the winner of the first edition of TGC 2022. The Chief Minister honoured the winning team with a trophy, and certificate and also presented them with a cheque of Rs 5 lakh. Similarly, a trophy, certificate and a cheque of Rs. 3 lakh was handed over to the IIM Bangalore team, which finished second, while a trophy, certificate and cheque worth Rs. 1 lakh was given to IIM Kozhikode, which came third.Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal said that organizing such programme is very important not only for Haryana but also for other states, country and the world because today governance has become a broad subject.“When I took oath as the Chief Minister in the year 2014, many said that I have no experience of how a Chief Minister works, but we certainly had the experience of serving the people and developing a citizen-friendly system. Taking this experience a step further we decided to celebrate December 25, as Good Governance Day and also took a new initiative, CM Window was started, which today is yielding positive results,” said Sh. Manohar Lal.The Chief Minister said that in the last 8 years, more than 10 lakh complaints have been received on CM Window, out of which 90 percent of complaints have been resolved. Now the common man can directly send their grievances to the government while sitting at home through the online system.In the last 8 years, the state government did more than 100 works of system changeThe Chief Minister said that taking a big step for the convenience of the teachers, an online teacher transfer policy was started in Haryana, which today is being followed by other states also. Thus, in the last 8 years, the state government has done more than 100 works of system change to ensure better service delivery to the common man.We are working on the 5S mantraSh. Manohar Lal said that 5S that is Shiksha, Swasthaya, Suraksha, Swabhiman and Swavlambhan are the basic necessities and realizing the same the present State Government is continuously working towards fulfilling these basic needs.Education should be imparted in such a way that gives a feeling of nationalism. Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi has called for the implementation of the New Education Policy – 2020, because only through education a person can become cultured, asserted the Chief Minister.Sh. Manohar Lal said that in today’s era more emphasis is being laid on skill development besides academics Realizing the same, Haryana Government has also established Shri Vishwakarma Skill University in the state to promote skill development. In this, skill training is being imparted to the youth in various fields.He said that youth should aim to become job givers instead of job seekers. This can be realized only when they will become skilled. It is pivotal that the Youth should be targeted to do something for the country and for this it is necessary to organize a programme like The Governance Challenge.PPP Haryana government’s ambitious schemeThe Chief Minister said that Haryana has continuously tried new experiments to change the system. He said that it was not possible to collect the real time data of the population, so the State Government started a unique scheme – Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP) in which authentic, verified and reliable data of all families in Haryana has been created in a digital format.Today, through PPP, the benefits of government schemes are being extended to eligible persons and families. The beneficiaries are no longer required to make frequent rounds of the government offices to take advantage of government schemes as they can get the same while sitting at their homes only. On one hand, this system has brought transparency in the distribution of benefits of various welfare schemes; while on the other ineligible people have also been automatically excluded. From getting admission in schools to getting the benefits of the old age pension, ineligible people have been identified and excluded from the benefits list.New initiative taken in the interest of farmersThe Chief Minister said that taking a step further to ensure the welfare of the farmers, the State government has started the Meri Fasal – Mera Byora Portal, on which the farmer himself can enter the details of their land and crop. Similarly, taking another new initiative in their interest, the e-Fasal Kshatipoorti portal has been started on which the farmer individually update their crop loss information. Once any farmer updates the information about his crop loss, then the concerned Patwari, Kanungo should ensure verification of the data uploaded by the farmer within seven days so that they can get timely compensation of the same, informed Sh. Manohar Lal.He said that by using IT, Haryana is swiftly shifting towards e-governance to ensure the delivery of citizen-centric services to the grassroot levels in a fair and transparent manner.“Becoming a cultured citizen certainly plays a significant role in the development of society. The government, NGOs and promising youth need to work together to build a civilized and prosperous society,” added Sh. Manohar Lal.The Governance ChallengeThe Governance Challenge (TGC) is a national governance case competition envisioned to engage the most talented youth of our country on governance issues. Haryana is the participating State for the inaugural edition of TGC.In TGC 2022, students from 30 business and policy schools in India are ideating on the theme- Making Haryana’s youth future ready for the changing livelihood opportunities of the next decade.There were total of three rounds in TGC 2022. In the campus round, teams submitted a three-minute executive pitch video and a one-page document sharing their understanding of the problem statement and proposing 2-3 innovative ideas to solve the same. The top team from each campus qualified for the next round.Notably, in the TGC, around 6,400 participants from more than 2,100 teams go themselves registered, out of which more than 700 teams submitted presentations and 26 teams were declared campus winners.In the second round, teams presented to a jury panel of IAS officers Dr. Rakesh Gupta, Joint Secretary, Government of India and Former Deputy Commissioner, Gurugram, Sh. Amit Khatri and industry leaders Prachi Jain Windlass, Senior Director, Michael and Susan Dell Foundation; Mekin Maheshwari, Co-founder, ACT Grants. The top 6 teams qualified for the final round.