Is Coalition Politics Hindering Governance In Maharashtra?
The short answer is no! Chief Minister Thackeray is managing to do an admirable job of not only keeping his flock together but also managing one of the worst health crises that the state has faced.
Handling of Covid-19
The Covid-19 pandemic wreaked havoc barely three months after Thackeray took charge as Chief Minister of Maharashtra on 28 November 2019. Maharashtra – and particularly Mumbai – witnessed an exponential rise in infections and death early on in the pandemic.
Dharavi, which many had feared would become the deathbed, emerged as a model for containing the pandemic. Praising the efforts taken to contain the Covid-19 in Dharavi, World Health Organisation (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, “There are many examples from around the world that have shown that even if the outbreak is very intense, it can still be brought back under control. And some of these examples are Italy, Spain and South Korea, and even in Dharavi – a densely packed area in the megacity of Mumbai – a strong focus on community engagement and the basics of testing, tracing, isolating and treating.”
State of Governance
Maharashtra has been at the forefront of using modern technology and innovative measures to make public service delivery more transparent and efficient. The state has consistently been one of the star performers in the SKOCH State of Governance. Maharashtra recorded its best performance in 2019 by securing the second spot in the SKOCH State of Governance.
Potential For Top Spot
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the state is experiencing significant stress on its revenue. There is also the pressure to spend more on the health system, social security and providing support to industries for the revival of economic activities.
Proactive project submission and participation in the assessment process by all sectoral departments and government bodies can help Maharashtra acquire the numero uno position in 2021.
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Recent SKOCH Awardees from Maharashtra
Maharashtra’s Evidence of Excellence
- Safety Pin – Pune Smart City Development Corporation Limited
- An innovative methodology to ascertain the lift maintenance and public safety through print 2 blockchain – Industry, Energy and Labour Department, Maharashtra
- MSETCL Propelling A Digital India: Enabling Best-in-class Data Connectivity For Economic Growth – Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company Limited
- Creating Cancer Awareness and Early Detection in the Population of Nanded District for Cancer Control – District Administration Nanded
- Aligning Transit on All Lanes (ATAL) Initiative by PMPML – Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Ltd
- MAVIM “e-Business” – Department Of Women and Child Development, Maharashtra
- Know Your District Project – Department of Women and Child Development, Maharashtra
- Commissionerate of Police, Railways, Mumbai – Mumbai Railway Police Commissionerate
- Disaster Management Center (Defending Disasters… Securing Mankind…) – Sangli Miraj and Kupwad Municipal Corporation
- COVID-19 Success Story of Malegaon – Malegaon Municipal Corporation
- Eradication of Manual Scavenging using Robotic Scavenger Machine (Bandicoot) – Dhule Municipal Corporation
- National Pension Scheme Account On Your Screen – Zilla Parishad Jalgaon
- Mission 500 School Compounds – Zilla Parishad Jalgaon
- Maharashtra Monitoring & Assessment of Agriculture Drought using Advance Technology (MahaMADAT) – Maharashtra Remote Sensing Application Centre
SKOCH Award Nomination Form