About Jan-Gan-Man

Democracy in India has evolved over centuries. Good governance is a necessary condition for a stable and prosperous democracy which is not possible without public participation. The Parameters of participation have been debated along with various criteria such as: involvement of the local community in decision making, implementation strategies, sharing of direct and indirect benefits and monitoring and evaluation of the projects.

Experiences in most of the government sponsored projects have shown that the involvement of community in general is sub-optimal. While this being so, the involvement of NGOs as intermediary agencies is expected to accelerate the pace of project implementation and ensure quality and sustainability. The process of people's participation, therefore, requires a triangular partnership among local community, NGOs and Government Agencies.

In the above backdrop, Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini (RMP) is organizing a two-day conference as part of its National Convention on the theme – “Jan Gan Man: Good Governance through People’s Participation” on 24-25 January, 2017 at RMP Campus, Mumbai. The this context, the convention will emphasize on promoting public participation in executing government programmes. In this context, the convention will analyze the policy initiatives that have promoted public participation in order to bring about a change in the society or push development activities.


  • To understand the theoretical framework and parameters developed in the field of good governance and public participation.

  • To provide a platform to the practitioners, government officials and civil society organizations to present their experiences, best practices and related projects.

  • To develop a repository of knowledge pool of case studies, policy initiatives, success stories, in order to establish a network for mutual learning.

Sub Themes

Who should participate ?

  • a) Research Scholars and Academicians

    by presenting research papers on sub-themes.

  • b) Civil Society (NGOs)

    ​through​ present​ations based on initiatives and experiences related to sub-themes .

  • c) Government agencies

    by sharing good policy and public participation initiatives, success stories, challenges, learnings and case studies.

  • d) Professionals, Students, Academia, Activists and other stakeholders

    who wish to be a part of this convention.

Register Yourself to ​Participate​ in Convention​ | Submit ​Paper ​| ​Deliver Presentation