EFFICACY OF OPEN GOVERNANCE SYSTEM IN DELIVERY OF BASIC SERVICE AT THE GRASSROOTS – A CASE OF NADAPURAM GRAM PANCHAYAT, KERALA
People's Participation, Innovation, Transparency and Accountability are the major aspects of practicing the Open Governance System. It means that, the people should have the access to Gram Panchayat to get information and be informed the proceedings of the Gram Panchayat. Over a period of time, the concept of Good Governance has been widened and definition also included the various expectations of the people. It certainly, included people governance through participation of citizens in every activities of the gram panchayat and every decisions pertaining to the people's life. The outcomes and impact of open Governance interventions are making remarkable change in the field of implementation of rural development programmes in the study panchayats. In this context, this Paper documented the practices and experiences of open governance system in the selected gram panchayats with an idea of wider dissemination. It studied the process of effective people participation; practices of transparency and accountability; open data access and their impact on development in the panchayat. Presenting such events and practices will be having immense academic importance and also as the cases of best practices, it will motivate other leaders who are having motivation for good governance.
Open Governance, Accountability and Transparency