Good Governance Day 2023: Know About the Real Good Governance Model 

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Last Updated on 26 December 2023 IST: Good Governance Day (Birth Anniversary of India’s former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee) India celebrates Good Governance Day on December 25, on the account of Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s Birth Anniversary. First announced in the year 2014, The Day aims to make citizens conscious of good governance, particularly accountability in government. Through this blog, the readers would get knowledge about the ideal governance in the Eternal Abode – The Satlok. 

Good Governance Day 2023: Highlights

  • On Sunday, December 25, the nation commemorates Good Governance Day.
  • The Day was founded in the year 2014 to honor and mark the Birth Anniversary of India’s former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
  • The Day aims to make citizens conscious of good governance and government’s accountability.
  • The Indian government launched the ‘Good Governance Index’ in 2021.
  • The Nation-wide campaign for Redressal of Public Grievances and Improving Service Delivery is being  held in all Districts, States and Union Territories of India. 

Why Good Governance Day on December 25?

On Friday, December 25, the nation commemorates India’s former Prime Minister and veteran Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s birth anniversary as Good Governance Day (GGD). The Day was first commemorated in the year 2014 to honor Vajpayee. Good Governance Day pays tribute to one of India’s most loved political leaders.

Good Governance Day: Aims and Objectives

The aim of GGD is to make citizens conscious of good governance, particularly accountability in government. The objectives of this Day’s celebration are :

  • To make citizens aware of transparent and accountable administration by the government.
  • Governance focuses on enhancing the welfare of the people.
  • Highly effective and accountable governance for the citizens by standardizing the government functioning.
  • Implementation of Excellent and Effective policies to achieve Good Governance in the country.
  • Good Governance enhances growth and development of the country.
  • To establish strong connections between the government and the citizens.
  • To ensure active participation of the citizens in the process of fair governance.

Good Governance Day Celebrations

In order to strengthen Good Governance, various events and activities are organized on this occasion of Good Governance Day. The citizens, through seminars, discussions, and conferences are made aware about the significance of Good Governance and ways to attain Good Governance.  

On this Day people remember the teachings of Atal Bihari Vajpayee statesmanship. Atal Bihari ji was the only political leader who ran a coalition government with different ideological political parties. Under his able leadership, the nation excelled after the Pokhran Nuclear Test sanctions. Atal Bihari Vajpayee presented qualitative governance to gain the trust of citizens with varying interests.

Good Governance Day History 

On December 23, 2014, Atal Bihari Vajpayee was conferred the highest civilian award the Bharat Ratna by the Central Government. Central government conferred this award and simultaneously declared that the Good Governance Day would be celebrated on the Birth Anniversary of Vajpayee on December 25, every year. But the opposition, the Indian National Congress, criticized this suggestion as the Day falls precisely on Christmas Day.

Good Governance Week Campaign Theme 2022: 

Union Minister for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Dr. Jitendra Singh inaugurated the Good Governance Week 2022, “Prashasan Gaon Ki Ore” on 19th December 2022. “Prashasan Gaon Ki Ore” is a nationwide campaign Theme for the year 2022.

■ Read in Hindi: Good Governance Day (Hindi): सुशासन दिवस पर जानिए कैसे आएगा सुशासन?

“3,120 New Services have been added for Online Service Delivery during the 5-day “Prashasan Gaon ki Ore campaign”. During the Preparatory Phase of the Good Governance Week 2022 held from December 10-18, 2022, District Collectors have also identified 81,27,944 applications for Service Delivery to be disposed, along with 19,48,122 Public Grievances to be redressed in State Grievance Portals. Secretary, DARPG, Shri V. Srinivas informed that 373 Best Good Governance Practices were identified for discussion in District Level Workshops on December 23, 2022. He said, 43 Success Stories in Public Grievances were also shared during the Good Governance Week-2022, “Sushasan Saptah” from 19th to 25th December, 2022.

The Nation-wide campaign for Redressal of Public Grievances and Improving Service Delivery will be held in all Districts, States and Union Territories of India. Over 700 District Collectors will be participating in the Campaign and officials will be visiting Tehsils and Panchayat Samiti Headquarters.

HM Amit Shah rolled out the ‘Good Governance Index 2021’ 

The latest Good Governance Index 2021 was launched on Good Governance Day, December 25, 2021 by Union Minister of Home Affairs and Minister of Cooperation Shri Amit Shah. The Good Governance Index is a standardized tool across the States to evaluate the Level of Governance and effect of various interventions taken up by the State Governments and UTs. Gujrat captured the top position for the good governance index in 2021. Maharashtra and Goa secured the second and the third ranks, respectively. Among the UTs, Delhi bags the position of the best composite ranking in the country.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah also launched the District Good Governance Index (DGGI) and SOP for Jammu and Kashmir. HM Amit Shah said to release DGGI  for other districts of the country in the upcoming years. 

Essential Considerations of Good Governance Day in India?

The following are the primary considerations to remember on this Day:

Make the Nation a Cordial and Prosperous Place

On this special occasion we should work together to make our country a better place to live for all. With effective leadership and economic development, prosperity can be achieved within the country.

Effective Leadership for Good Governance

Good leadership forms a government that makes the right policies and creates a competitive, growth-oriented environment. It is possible by making a more robust democracy to navigate the system towards the country’s bright future.

Corruption Should Have No Place in a Growing Society

Good governance has no place for corruption. It is the Day when the citizens and the leaders should take a pledge to eliminate the roots of corruption, so as to achieve a free and fair society for everyone to prosper and live with dignity.

Ideal Governance Exists in the Eternal Abode Satlok

Supreme God Kabir Dev (also called Kabir Saheb or Allahu Akbar) presents idealistic governance in the Eternal Abode – The Satlok. He is eternal, the Supreme Father of all the souls. He is the real companion and Guru of loyal devotees who bestows true worship process according to the Holy Scriptures. He is the Creator of all the universes (brahmands), nature, and anything that one can imagine. He does justice and is compassionate towards all living beings. He promotes honest livelihood without any hypocrisy.

How to Reach the Eternal Abode (Satlok)?

Jagatguru Rampal Ji Maharaj is a True Spiritual Leader and an Incarnation of the Supreme God Kabir Sahib Ji on the earth. He is a Spiritual Guru and Social Reformer, and Founder of Satlok Ashram. Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj aims to provide knowledge of the True Almighty to the people. More importantly, He teaches His disciples to live life free from vices and social evils like intoxication, meat consumption, corruption, bribery, dowry system, untouchability. Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj teaches Humanity to mankind  through Right Spiritual Knowledge.

How to Take Initiation (Naam Diksha) From Enlightened Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj?

The seekers must come to the refuge of the enlightened Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj and take Naam Diksha (Initiation). There are no initiation fees levied on the disciples. Book “Jeene Ki Raah (Way of Living)” written by Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj is worth keeping in every home. By reading this book people will be saved from sins. The unrest in the house will end, and prosperity will prevail. 

Good Governance Day 2023 Quotes

  • “We cannot be mere consumers of good governance, we must be participants; we must be co-creators.” – Rohini Nilekani
  • “Be the change you want to see.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development, and building good governance.” – Kofi Annan
  • “Corruption is the enemy of development, and of good governance. It must be gotten rid of. Both the government and the people at large must come together to achieve this national objective.” -Pratibha Patil
  • “Corporate governance is concerned with holding the balance between economic and social goals” – Adrian Cadbury
  • “No man is good enough to govern another man without the other’s consent” – Abraham Lincoln
  • “Do your little bit of good where you are; its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world” – Desmond Tutu

FAQS About Good Governance Day 2023

Question: When is Good Governance Day celebrated?

Answer: Good Governance Day is celebrated on 25th December every year.

Question: Why is Good Governance Day celebrated on December 25?

Answer: The Good Governance Day is celebrated on December 25 on the Birth Anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Question: What is the significance of Good Governance Day ?

Answer : The Day aims to make citizens conscious of good governance and government’s accountability.

Question: What is at the core of Good Governance?

Answer: Accountability is at the core of Good Governance.

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