Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Shri M. Venkaiah
Naidu has said that scripting of New India by bringing disruptive
changes in governance had resulted in removing deficiencies, catalysing
proficiencies and reaping efficiencies. The transformational initiatives
brought out by the Government aimed at initiating change and altering
the status quo thus positioning India as a Global Leader. The
Demonetisation initiative was one of the most disruptive changes that
targeted black money, counterfeit currency and corruption, which
overhauled India’s economic system removing tainted currency from
circulation. The Minister stated this while addressing the Mind Mine
Summit here today. Shri Suresh Prabhu, Minister for Railways was also
present on the occasion.
Elaborating further, Shri Naidu said that, it has become
a New Normal for the Government to bring path breaking changes to
transform the country, latest being the ban on the usage of Red Beacons.
The process of reform in every sector was evident in the current
approach to Governance.
Listing out the various initiatives taken by the
Government that impacted people’s life, Shri Naidu said that change was
inevitable and any change that brought incremental benefits to people
would fail in transforming people’s life. Behavioural change to
encourage people use less cash and turn towards digital payments would
not only require change in mind set but also require the institutional
mechanism that will support this change. The BHIM app launched by the
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi provided latest features that is
helping people shift from using less cash towards digital payments. The
use of technology has enabled providing better governance to people. The
JAM trinity which uses the Jan Dhan, Aadhar and Mobile connection has
revolutionised the transfer of subsidies to the people by removing the
middle men from the link.
Shri Naidu mentioned the historic passage of
GST bill in parliament which would transform the Indirect Tax structure
in the country by unifying the country into a single market and thus
simplifying the current complex and opaque tax administration. The
Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan has been hailed as the biggest Behavioural Change
program launched by the Government that aims to build a Clean India,
dismantling age old behaviours and social practices of the people.