Global advances in information and communications technology is reshaping citizen’s expectations from their governments. Continued lack of trust between government and citizens can potentially endanger democracy by negatively affecting the level of participation of citizens in democratic activities like elections. On the other hand, more openness will improve the level of trust between the two and improve legitimacy of government. For this to happen, there is need for paradigm shift in the way government conducts its business, to reflect the objectives of governance in order to achieve the desired goals. Secrecy in governance is no longer in conformity with the competitive nature of contemporary global socio-economic and political order where information and technology and citizens’ participation have become relevant parameters to measure progress in governance and consolidation of democracy.
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