New Delhi, Oct 24: Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions V. Narayanasamy Wednesday said governance with accountability and transparency was essential for any political system or policy to succeed.
“Good governance based on transparency and accountability at various levels starts and ends with stakeholders or citizens,” said Narayanasamy at the biennial International Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management (CAPAM) conference here.
“Any system, policy or machinery would only succeed if it is accountable to the stakeholders, is transparent and engages the citizens.”
Naryanasamy added that the ideals of CAPAM reflected the philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi and would play a leading role in extensive cooperation for transfer of human and financial resources, sharing of institutional knowledge and propagating information to strengthen democracy in the country.
The three-day event will focus on the theme ‘A Public Service Fit for the Future’ and is being attended by ministers and senior officials from Commonwealth countries namely Bangladesh, Namibia, Sri Lanka, Cameroon, Gibraltar, Nigeria, Mozambique and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
–Indo-Asian news service