The e-book to be prepared by all ministries will serve to popularise the various government schemes for the public's benefit.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked his ministers to prepare the achievements of his government in an e-book format by January 1, 2015.
On the directions of the prime minister, Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth recently shot off a circular to 85 secretaries to the Government of India asking them to utilise social media to popularise the achievements of the government.
In his letter, Seth reiterates that ‘one of the prime objectives of governance is to ensure an effective and efficient public service delivery system so that the benefits of governmental policies and programmes reach all concerned’.
The e-book that will be prepared by the various ministries will document the efforts made towards this end, the Cabinet Secretary points out.
The following is the full text of the circular sent to all ministries:
As we are all aware, one of the prime objectives of governance is to ensure an effective and efficient public service delivery system so that the benefits of governmental policies and programmes reach all concerned.
I am desired to convey that with a view to documenting the efforts made towards this end, ministries/departments may:
1a) Prepare and publish an e-book on their major activities and achievements, including presentation of their success stories reflecting only quantifiable work using multimedia graphics; and
1b) Prepare small and handy pocket books on ministry/department-related information on activities and achievements so that it can be used as a ready reckoner.
In order that such use of electronic tools is effective the help of department of electronics and information technology as also other professional help needed to develop such information education and communication materials should also be taken.
2. The objective is also to empower the underprivileged by efficient and intelligent use of social media and multi-media tools and create awareness about assistance available from the government through its various schemes/programmes as also about the procedure for availing of the benefits of these schemes/programmes.
3. These documents should be ready by January, 1, 2015.