Indian Government Rank Their Ministers Based on Their Twitter Performance

by Raja Habib on April 15, 2016

Indian Government has recently ranked their ministers based on how efficiently and effectively they use their Twitter handles. The way the ministers communicated with the people and solved their problems was a factor in this ranking. This survey was conducted by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office. According to this survey the Indian foreign minister Sushma Swaraj topped the ranking.

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Modi is well know for his use of Twitter and other social media platforms. In India, he is the third most followed person on Twitter behind the Bollywood stars Shahrukh Khan and Amitabh Bachan. Modi has encouraged all ministers to actively use the Twitter and Facebook to stay in touch with the general public and to resolve their issues.

The foreign minister of India Sushma Swaraj has topped these rankings.  According to another study, she is also the most followed foreign minister on Twitter. She has been very actively using her Twitter account to tackle different diplomatic issues and individual cases as well. She recently helped an Indian man who was stuck in Saudi Arbia and his employer didn’t return him his passport. So Sushma intervened and helped him. She also helped rescue a girl who was locked in a room in UAE. The brother of that girl tweeted about the problem to Sushma.

The railway minister Suresh Prabhu came on 2nd position on this list. He too has been very actively troubleshooting any problems the passengers tweet to him. He responds promptly to any emergencies reported to him through Twitter.

The minister for power and energy Piyush Goyal stands at number 3 and the minister of culture and tourism Mahesh Sharma stands at number 4 followed by the junior finance minister Jayant Sinha.

This trend of helping people and responding to their emergencies through Twitter was first started by Sushma Swaraj and later other ministers have started doing the same.

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