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Uber, Ola may be part of 2-day Centre’s conference on public service delivery


New Delhi: Mobile application-based cabs service operators Uber and Ola may be part of two-day conference being organised by the Centre on administrative reforms and public service delivery.

The conference on fostering Governance through Accountability, Transparency and Innovation (GATI) through excellence in governance will begin tomorrow in Bengaluru.

It aims to create a national platform to share experiences of the States in the field of reforms or initiatives undertaken by them to improve public service delivery, make the administration effective, transparent, accountable and citizen-friendly.

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will inaugurate the conference being organised by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) in collaboration with the state government, a press release issued today by the DARPG said.

After the inaugural session, there will be presentations on: M-Governance, Aadhaar-based Citizen Service Delivery; Application of Big Data Analytics for Efficient Governance; Financial Inclusion through Use of IT and Mobility followed by panel discussion and Use of IT in Public Transport, the release said.

“There will also be a panel discussion on Disruptions in Public Service Delivery with focus on Public Transport where start-ups like Uber and Ola shall be invited,” it said.

On the second day of the conference, there will be presentations by some of the participating states and union territories.

A presentation organised by NASSCOM will have ‘Startup Showcase’ where young start-ups working in the field of electronics service delivery will give presentation, the release said.

Chief Secretary of Karnataka Kaushik Mukherjee, DARPG Secretary Devendra Chaudhry, Additional Secretary DARPG, Usha Sharma and other senior officers from the central government, states and union territories will attend the conference, it said.


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