Good Governance Day

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

Significance of 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.


Q1) What are the 5 principles of good governance?

The five principles of good governance are responsibility, accountability, awareness, impartiality and transparency.

Source: What is Good Governance Day, and how is it marked?