"An open and accountable administration is what we had promised to deliver and we will do so I assure you, my countrymen that we will not let you down," Modi said in a statement on the newly-introduced "Good Governance Day."
Prime Minister Modi noted that creating a citizen-oriented government to serve the needs of all Indians is a primary goal for his administration.
"I have instructed all the Ministries to ensure that redress of public grievances receives the highest priority," Modi said, as quoted by the DNA.
The improvement of the government's efficiency and the simplification of work procedures is one more goal which needs to be achieved, according to Modi.
Modi also noted the importance of technology in modern governance, expressing appreciation of the input of the mygov.in portal into the interactions between authorities and citizens.
Good Governance Day coincides with the birthday of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who celebrates his 90th anniversary of Monday. Vajpayee was a leader of the right-wing BJP party, of which Modi is one of the leaders.
There is no bigger tribute to Atal ji than celebrating his birthday as 'Good Governance Day' & pledging to devote ourselves to this cause.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 25 декабря 2014