AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu approved extension of an MoU with National University of Singapore and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
Naidu met with delegates and businessmen from Singapore and Taiwan and officials from Surbana Jurbong, who presented a study on the Ease of Doing Business Index based on research conducted in21 states. They are soon launching a book based on this research, with the details of business models, attractiveness to investors and competitors. Their work was also featured in a recent article in Financial Express.
The Chief Minister said that the state government requires the expertise and resources from Singapore, in the areas of developing public policy, training of bureaucracy and capacity building. He demonstrated the working of the government portal, and showed the delegation the real-time governance system, that is already working towards monitoring and grievance redressal.
The delegation was highly impressed and said, “This is a massive innovation in public policy, and a revolution in governance. We will publicise these efforts of the AP government, immediately work on the new MoU, and collaborate in your vision to develop the state.” (NSS)