- Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Friday approved the first Good Governance Regulations of the country which aims to make the State administration more accountable, accessible, dynamic, and transparent.
- These regulations will also include the formation of a separate cell to take action on the effects of climate change.
- Apart from this, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has made a provision for the formation of a special unit to deal with the effects of climate change.
- Maharashtra has become the first state in the country to approve the Good Governance Regulation.
- Shinde had in September last year directed the preparation of a manual, which would not only serve as a model for other states but would also hold the Maharashtra administration accountable.
- The then deputy Lokayukta Suresh Kumar (retd), former chief secretary and committee member Jayant Kumar Banthia and officers Swadhin Kshatriya, KP Bakshi and Ajit Kumar Jain were also appointed by Shinde to the committee to prepare a report on the manual.