Now home minister Mr. Rajnath Singh sets an example of “Twitter Governance”. He has joined the league of cabinet ministers who have presented perfect examples of e-governance through social media.
Recently, Mr. Rajnath Singh was approached by Santosh Maheswari, an Indian national from Gujrat, seeking help for his cousin Bharat Maheswari, a Pakistani national undergoing treatment for liver problems in Dubai. When the doctors of Dubai suggested Bharat to go to Delhi for treatment, Santosh had no choice but to apply for medical Visa which comes under the domain of home ministry.
The regular process for a visa to Pakistan would have taken more than considerable amount of time, to say the least. Add to it the fact that it was Christmas time. Nevertheless, Santosh tweeted his plea tagging the home minister’s official Twitter account.
Mr. Rajnath Singh responded immediately, asking for complete details so that appropriate action could be taken. And, in a matter of days, the medical visa has been granted to Maheshwari.
Twitter Governance is not new for ministers of Modi cabinet
This feat of Modi Government is not new. Earlier, the citizens of India have witnessed prompt actions taken by ministers like Sushma Swaraj , Suresh Prabhu, Nirmala Sitharaman, Smriti Irani, all of whom had been approached by common men / women on social media. The citizens were obliged with immediate action in the hours of their desperate need, via “Twitter Governance”
Rajnath Singh has added another feather in the cap of Modi’s “good governance” model. And this incidence will certainly go down as one of the best references of “Achhe Din”. A government that responds the commoners in the hours of their dire need is definitely a government of the people, by the people and for the people.