Phenomenal: PMO asks for suggestions to the 12th Plan via Twitter!

The Indian Government takes the modern route to getting suggestions and feedback from citizens. Who would have thought they’d use Twitter for this.

Just in, the PMO urged people to give suggestions to the 12th Plan through a tweet. We welcome the move by the Indian Government who have taken it the modern digital way.

The Twelfth Five Year Plan will commence in 2012-13. Before the Plan itself is unveiled, the Planning Commission normally prepares an Approach Paper which lays out the major targets, the key challenges in meeting them, and the broad approach that must be followed to achieve the stated objectives.

To develop an inclusive and participative approach to the process, the Planning Commission has decided that the Approach Paper will be evolved through a web based consultative process in which all interested persons can participate. And that’s how they decided to use Twitter!

We’ll have to wait and see how much “inclusion” actually happens in the Plan itself. Do post in your comments on this development. Also take the opportunity to give in your suggestions to the Government via Twitter.

Aside, isn’t it an irony that government wants to block social media channels, but resorts to using these channels, as there is no other way to involve the citizens?

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