Next Generation administrative reforms to be the Focus at International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) Conference 2025

Context: India expressed its willingness to host the 2025 IIAS (International Institute of Administrative Sciences) Annual Conference at Kochi, Kerala, in February 2025, with the theme “Next Generation Administrative Reforms – Empowering Citizens and Reaching the Last Mile”.

About Next Generation Administrative Reforms

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  • Prime Minister Modi has given a clarion call for adopting Next Generation Reforms by bridging the gap between government and citizens under the theme Viksit Bharat.
  • The Next Generation Administrative Reforms include
    •  Secretariat Reforms
    • Benchmarking of Governance
    • Redressal of Public Grievances & Improving Service Delivery
    • Recognizing Meritocracy and
    • Replication of good governance practices forms the core of India’s good governance model.
  • The organisational reforms coupled with significant reforms in Personnel Administration represent a paradigm shift in India’s governance models.
  • The adoption of e-governance practices best symbolizes New India’s strong institutions.
  • The best manifestation of the “Maximum Governance – Minimum Government” policy is a “Digitally Empowered Citizen” and a “Digitally Transformed Institution”.

About IIAS

  • The IIAS established in 1930, is a federation of member States, national sections and academic research centres jointly elaborating public administration solutions to the policy challenges of the day with headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.
  • The 2025 Annual Conference of IIAS would be attended by 30 Member Countries, 18 National Sections and over 50 IIAS Universities/ Institutes of Public Administration in Member Countries.
  • The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances is an institutional member of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences IIAS since 1998.

Practice MCQ

How many of the following are the components of the Proposed Next Generation of Administrative Reforms

1.      Secretariat Reforms

2.      Benchmarking of Governance

3.      Redressal of Public Grievances & Improving Service Delivery

4.      Recognizing Meritocracy

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

(A)   Only one

(B)   Only two

(C)   Only three

(D)   All four

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Ans. D

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