Mainstreaming Families: Workshop on creating efficient family-based benefits delivery in India conduced by Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration (MGSIPA)
Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration (MGSIPA) and Department of Governance Reforms & Public Grievances, Punjab in association with Primus Partners, a management consulting organization, organized a half day workshop on ‘Mainstreaming Families: creating efficient family-based benefits delivery in India’ for the states to deliberate on the future of Benefit Delivery to our citizens and its related processes and systems which was attended by Officials from various States including Punjab, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Ladakh. This Workshop was organized on the directions of Sh. Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer, Hon’ble Minister of Governance Reforms, Punjab in line with the vision of Hon’ble Chief Minister, Sh. Bhagwant Mann on State’s commitment for 100% saturation of benefits in Punjab and in providing ease of governance to the citizens of the State. The main aim of the workshop was to create a common platform for all the States to exchange ideas and thoughts around creating a family-based welfare delivery system along with comprehending the role of Aadhar in building such a repository.
The workshop began with the encouraging words from Sh. Anirudh Tewari, Director General, MGSIPA highlighting the relevance of a family-based benefit delivery system for States across the country.
During the workshop various insights on key contours of building a family-based welfare delivery system were shared by key speakers including Sh. Saurabh Garg, CEO UIDAI, Sh. V Umashankar, Principal Secretary to CM, Haryana, Sh. Rajiv Chawla, Strategic Advisor & Chief Knowledge Officer, Govt. of India and Sh. Vivek Verma, SIO, NIC Punjab. Sh. Davinder Sandhu, Co-founder & Chairman, Primus Partners and Sh. Sameer Jain, Managing Director Primus Partners were also the speakers at the workshop who addressed the status quo of benefits delivery in India along with the key takeaways from the best practices around the globe. It was highlighted that there has been a significant push from Govt of India towards formulating a more efficient and effective system for benefit delivery in the country and the States of Haryana and Karnataka have already taken significant steps towards this.
The workshop was attended by senior officials of Government of Punjab including Sh. Anirudh Tewari, Director General, MGSIPA, Sh Tejveer Singh, Principal Secretary, Dept. of Governance Reforms, Sh. Abhinav Trikha, Mission Director, Department of Health & Family Welfare, Smt. Bhavna Garg, Deputy Director General, UIDAI, Sh. Rajat Agarwal, Secretary Personnel, Punjab, Sh. Girish Dayalan, Director, MGSIPA and Sh. Vivek Verma, SIO, NIC Punjab.
The workshop was concluded by remarks from Sh. Tejveer Singh, Principal Secretary, Dept. of Governance Reforms highlighting that while Haryana and Karnataka have already taken lead in developing such systems, it is an opportune time for other States to not only learn from such initiatives but also create forums like these to deliberate upon the challenges and good practices being implemented by other States.
The workshop was attended by senior officials from various States in person and over VC.