Good Governance Day observed on 25 December

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Who: Good Governance Day
Where: Across the country
What: Observed
When: 25 December 2015
Why: Birth anniversary of Atal Bihari Vajpayee

25 December: Good Governance Day

Good Governance Day was observed on 25 December 2015 across the country. The day was observed to mark the birth anniversary of former-Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

To mark the occasion, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare J P Nadda announced four new IT-based initiatives for providing citizen-centric health services.

The initiatives include three applications namely Kilkari, Mobile Academy and M-Cessation and a dedicated toll free number 1800-11–6666 to provide round the clock support for counselling and treatment support services for TB patients.

About Good Governance Day

Good Governance Day was established in 2014 to honor former-Prime Minister Vajpayee by fostering awareness among the Indian people of accountability in governance.

As per the World Bank, the concept of Good Governance encompasses two fundamental elements-transparency and accountability– which are essential to make the processes of governance more citizen friendly.

To this achieve this end; the Government has been using Information and Communication technologies (ICTs) as a tool which is reflected in the recent initiatives like Digital India Programme.