In 2014, the then newly-elected Narendra Modi government announced that December 25 would be celebrated as “Good Governance Day”.

 

About the ‘Good Governance Day’

  • It is observed on the occasion of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s birth anniversary.
  • It aims to increase awareness of government services and accountability among people and inculcate “good governance” as a habit for civil servants.
  • The day is celebrated to ensure that the country’s residents are treated fairly by the government and they receive advantages of various government services.
  • In 2019, the government launched the Good Governance Index on this occasion.
  • The GGI is a scientifically prepared tool based on various parameters of good governance which assess the level of any state at a given point of time and help in shaping future development.