Vikash Sharma

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Good Governance is the key to a nation’s progress. Our government is committed to providing a transparent and accountable administration which works for the betterment and welfare of the common citizen," said Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during the Budget session.

During her Union Budget 2023 address, Sitharaman informed that the Budget adopts 7 priorities that will guide everybody to the ‘Amrit Kaal.’

Sitharaman termed the priorities as the Saptarishi or the ‘seven sages’.

Unleashing the potential Components

Mission Karmayogi: Under Mission Karmayogi, Centre, States and Union Territories are making and implementing capacity-building plans for civil servants. The government has also launched an integrated online training platform, iGOT Karmayogi, to provide continuous learning opportunities for lakhs of government employees to upgrade their skills and facilitate people-centric approach.

Centres of Excellence for Artificial Intelligence: Three centres of excellence for Artificial Intelligence will be set-up in top educational institutions for realizing the vision of “Make AI in India and Make AI work for India.” National Data Governance Policy: A National Data Governance Policy will be brought out to unleash innovation and research by start-ups and academia. This will enable access to anonymized data.

Simplification of Know Your Customer (KYC) process: The KYC process will be simplified adopting a ‘risk-based’ instead of ‘one size fits all’ approach.

One stop solution for identity and address updating: A one stop solution for reconciliation and updating of identity and address of individuals maintained by various government agencies, regulators and regulated entities will be established using DigiLocker service and Aadhaar.

Common Business Identifier: For the business establishments required to have a Permanent Account Number (PAN), the PAN will be used as the common identifier for all digital systems of specified government agencies.

State Support Mission: The State Support Mission of NITI Aayog will be continued for three years for our collective efforts towards national priorities.

E-Courts: Phase-3 of the E-Courts project will be launched with an outlay of 7,000 crore.

Entity DigiLocker: An Entity DigiLocker will be set up for use by MSMEs, large business and charitable trusts.

5G Services: 100 labs for developing applications using 5G services will be set up in engineering institutions to realise a new range of opportunities, business models, and employment potential.

Lab Grown Diamonds: Lab Grown Diamonds (LGD) is a technology-and innovation-driven emerging sector with high employment potential. To encourage indigenous production of LGD seeds and machines and to reduce import dependency, a research and development grant will be provided to one of the IITs for five years.