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Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma Champions Data-Driven Governance at Conference

Meghalaya's Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma

Meghalaya’s Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma, reiterated the role of leveraging technology for effective governance during the Deputy Commissioners’ Conference held in Shillong on May 17. Addressing the gathering of district administrators, Sangma emphasized the pivotal role of data-driven governance in driving development initiatives and ensuring the efficient implementation of welfare programs across the state.

Highlighting the transformative potential of technology in governance, Sangma underscored the need for harnessing data analytics and digital tools to inform policy decisions and enhance service delivery. He stressed the importance of utilizing data-driven insights to identify key priorities, allocate resources effectively, and monitor the progress of government initiatives in real-time.

During his address, the Chief Minister called upon Deputy Commissioners to embrace innovation and adopt modern technological solutions to address governance challenges and drive inclusive growth in Meghalaya. He emphasized the importance of building digital infrastructure and equipping government agencies with the necessary tools and capabilities to leverage data for decision-making and policy formulation.

Sangma also underscored the role of partnerships between the government, private sector, and civil society in advancing the digital transformation agenda in Meghalaya. He emphasized the need for collaborative efforts to develop and deploy technology solutions that cater to the diverse needs of the state’s population and drive socio-economic development at the grassroots level.

Moreover, the Chief Minister emphasized the significance of capacity-building initiatives to empower government officials with the requisite skills and knowledge to leverage technology effectively in their day-to-day governance responsibilities. He called for continuous training and skill development programs to ensure that public servants are equipped to leverage digital tools and data analytics to enhance service delivery and governance outcomes.

The Deputy Commissioners’ Conference served as a platform for dialogue and collaboration among key stakeholders in the state’s governance ecosystem. It provided an opportunity for district administrators to exchange ideas, share best practices, and align strategies for leveraging technology to address governance challenges and drive sustainable development in Meghalaya.

Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma’s advocacy for data-driven governance and technology-led innovation underscores Meghalaya’s commitment to embracing digital transformation as a catalyst for progress and prosperity. By harnessing the power of technology and data analytics, the state aims to enhance transparency, accountability, and efficiency in governance, ultimately improving the quality of life for its citizens.

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