What was the amount of tax refunds paid in 2015-16—Rs.1,22,325 cr, Rs.1,23,425 cr, Rs.1,23,325 cr or Rs.1,22,425 cr? If you answer 20 randomly selected questions like this in five minutes, you can meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
As the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government completes its two years in office, it has asked citizens to participate in an online quiz competition.
The winners will get a certificate signed by the prime minister himself and an opportunity to meet him in person.
"This is a timed quiz with 20 questions to be answered in five minutes. These twenty questions will be randomly picked from the question bank. Winners will be adjudged on the basis of maximum number of correct answers," reads the conditions of the contest.
Citizens can access the quiz through website—www.mygov.in.
In fact, the opening page of the websites of almost all departments carry a link to the quiz. The quiz is open till June 5, 2016.
Another question in the contest included "What is the target year to achieve 100 cr tonne/year production of coal—2021, 2022, 2020, 2019?"
Besides participating in the quiz, people can also rate the government online.
Participants can rate government’s efforts in tackling black money, both at home and abroad, besides its efforts in controlling corruption.
"As you are aware, Jan-Bhagidari (people’s participation) is a cornerstone of the government’s governance efforts. In keeping with this spirit, here is an opportunity to give your feedback on these initiatives through the ‘Rate My Government’ survey.
"Your responses will help the government in further improving these programmes, serving you better and making India great," as per the details of the ‘rate my government’ programme.
Participants can also rate the progress under Digital India scheme, Swachh Bharat initiative, government’s thrust on generating self-employment through Mudra Yojana and Start Up India, ease of doing business and Make in India initiatives, among others.
So far, as many as 1,772 people have particpated in the quiz which began on May 25, as per official records.