National Centre for Good Governance

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Prelims: Polity & Governance
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What is National Centre for Good Governance?

  • It is an autonomous institute under the aegis of the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Government of India. 
  • It has been set up to assist in bringing about governance reforms through studies, 
  • It seeks to carry out policy-relevant research and prepare case studies
  • It curates training courses for civil servants from India and other developing countries; 
  • It provides a platform for sharing existing knowledge and proactively seeking out and developing ideas for their implementation in the government, both at the National & International levels.
  • It is governed by a Governing Body, under the Chairmanship of the Cabinet Secretary.


Q1) What is Governance?

Governance is commonly defined as the exercise of power or authority by political leaders for the well-being of their country’s citizens or subjects.

Source: Director General of, the National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG), Shri Bharat Lal says, Government is working in Mission Mode to achieve 100% saturation of all Central Schemes having a huge socioeconomic bearing on the common man.