Good Governance Day - 25 December

Good Governance Day aims to create awareness among citizens about accountability in government. The day is observed on 25 December every year which is the birthday of former Prime Minister Sh. Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who is considered an embodiment of good governance.

The Good Governance Day was first celebrated in 2014. The government of India declared the day to be observed as the Good Governance Day in 2014 on the occasion of conferring Atal Bihari Vajpayee with Bharat Ratna.

The theme for this year is "Prashasan Gaon Ki Aur". It is decided to celebrate a whole week this year, December 20to December 25, as Good Governance Week.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Atal Bihari Vajpayee served as the 10th Prime Minister of India from 1998 to 2004. He was born on 25 December 1924 in Gwalior. He was the founder of Bharatiya Janata Party.  He was the first non-Congress Prime Minister to serve a full five-year term.It was under Vajpayee that India conducted a series of nuclear weapons tests in 1998.

Vajpayee was the first person to give a speech in Hindi at the UN General Assembly while he was serving as the Minister of External Affairs in 1977.

He was a great orator and poet and was respected by all.

He died on August 16, 2018.

Good Governance Index
Good Governance Index, GGI 2021 Framework covered ten sectors and 58 indicators. The sectors of GGI 2020-21 are 1) Agriculture and Allied Sectors, 2) Commerce & Industries, 3) Human Resource Development, 4) Public Health, 5.) Public Infrastructure & Utilities, 6) Economic Governance, 7) Social Welfare & Development, 8) Judicial & Public Security, 9) Environment, and 10) Citizen-Centric Governance. The GGI 2020-21 categorizes States and UTs into four categories, i.e., (i) Other States – Group A; (ii) Other States – Group B; (iii) North-East and Hill States; and (iv) Union Territories.

Good Governance Index 2021 was launched on Good Governance Day, December 25, 2021 by the Union Minister of Home Affairs and Minister of Cooperation Shri Amit Shah. Gujarat tops the composite ranking in the 58 indicator index followed by Maharashtra and Goa. Delhi tops the Union Territories category composite ranking

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