Participatory Democracy Operating System
PDOS stands for Participatory Democracy Operating System. Platform for Transparency & Accountability is at the heart of PDOS. Governance model; one of its kind and unique in the entire Universe; that NO Government has done it before.
What does it cover?
All schemes across the Government are covered under PDOS for public participation; beginning with the Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS). More schemes are added as new versions of PDOS are released.
Who is building PDOS?
PDOS is created by a Private Independent Company - with the help of students across colleges in Gujarat. Majors in Political Science and Technology sectors are involved for their real-life last semester project work.
Who uses PDOS?
PDOS enables direct interaction and collaboration with Citizens, Members of Parliament, Members of Legislative Assemblies, Municipal Councilors and many more who are involved with the day to day Governance of the schemes across INDIA. Social audits by Citizenry can be conducted by click of a mouse; with the integrated messaging platform that PDOS provides. All Indian Citizens can access the Participatory Democracy Operating System having full access to the data on all schemes.
What can Citizens do with the system?
Ultimate release of the OS enables Citizens with far greater power and freedom then today offered by many services across the Globe. PDOS is a completely integrated platform providing following major features to Citizens:
- Interaction and collaboration with elected officials for all schemes beginning with MPLADS.
- Complete Virtual Mail functionality, video, audio and messaging with friends & family.
- Enables Citizens to receive regular updates from Government as well as Emergency updates to Mobile phones and other devices.
- Express suggestions, rank elected officials, rank political party support and much more.
- Conduct social audit of all Government schemes and help Government in improving Citizen Services.
- Ability to represent local issues to local elected officials and all the way up to Prime Minister of INDIA.
- Much more that helps Citizens with day to day life.
How PDOS will help Government?
PDOS provides unique governance model; never released by any Government in any Nation; a handy master tool that provides direct participation and contribution in to the Governing activities of the Government; including direct feedback by Citizens to the highest governing body within Government.
- Transparency & Accountability at its peak to the Citizens that helps Government gain Citizen Confidence.
- Reach to Citizens by MP's, MLA's, Municipal Councilor's and other elected officials with the click of a mouse.
- Social audit by Citizen's will help Government in better decision making process.
- Participation by Citizens in to policy making enables Government to take decisions that are favored by Citizens and no one else.
- Secure internal communications between elected officials across all departments of Government.
- Direct communication mechanism during emergency and non-emergency situations.
- Fulfilling the dream of Digital India by bringing all Citizens together on a single platform provided by Government.
- One click access to elected official mentions across News & Media organizations around the world.
- Sharing the achievements of the Government with few clicks; reaching all Citizens. Getting direct feedback from Citizens.
Feature list is very long and it is for sure going to help the Government in bringing Citizens to the doorstep of Digital India.
What is the future of PDOS?
Check out our detailed Roadmap comprising of 10 different phases, each one brings life expectancy PDOS at new levels. More participation from Citizens is inevitable as it's a handy master tool for everything the elected Government does for Development of the country and welfare of it's Citizens.
What is Participatory Democracy in general? and how it relates to PDOS?
Participatory democracy is a process emphasizing the broad participation of constituents in the direction and operation of political systems. Etymological roots of democracy (Greek demos and kratos) imply that the people are in power and thus that all democracies are participatory. However, participatory democracy tends to advocate more involved forms of citizen participation and greater political representation than traditional representative democracy.
Participatory democracy strives to create opportunities for all members of a population to make meaningful contributions to decision-making, and seeks to broaden the range of people who have access to such opportunities. Since so much information must be gathered for the overall decision-making process to succeed, technology may provide important forces leading to the type of empowerment needed for participatory models, especially those technological tools that enable community narratives and correspond to the accretion of knowledge. Effectively increasing the scale of participation, and translating small but effective participation groups into small world networks, are areas currently being studied. Other advocates have emphasised the importance of face to face meetings, warning that an overreliance on technology can be harmful.
Some scholars argue for refocusing the term on community-based activity within the domain of civil society, based on the belief that a strong non-governmental public sphere is a precondition for the emergence of a strong liberal democracy. These scholars tend to stress the value of separation between the realm of civil society and the formal political realm. ()You can read more on wikipedia -> Participatory Democracy)
PDOS handles all the above definitions and is a handy master tool for Citizen Participation on all Government run scheme implementation in addition to being a social tool for community driven development. All sections of society has equal rights on participation, an opportunity to contribute to the growth of our Nation. It brings positive political mindset to the table and empowers Citizens with real time say in the political process of the country; through the elected representative or directly to the Governing authority or directly to the highest authority of the country, The Prime Minister of India.
Participatory Democracy Operating System is being built by a Private Independent Company. We are NOT related to Government in any way. If you have any further questions, please do send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and We are happy to provide more information.