District Good Governance Index: Union Minister says, J&K to have district level Governance Index

What is the News?

Jammu & Kashmir will soon become the first Union Territory in the country to have a District Good Governance Index (DGGI).

What is the District Good Governance Index(DGGI) for Jammu & Kashmir?

Conducted by: The index will be carried out by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) in collaboration with the Jammu & Kashmir Administration.

The framework of the proposed Index has been finalised with technical support from the Centre for Good Governance(CGG) Hyderabad.

The index is modelled on the Good Governance Index 2021.

Sectors: The index has 58 Indicators across 10 sectors such as 1) Agriculture & allied sector, 2) Commerce & Industry, 3) Human Resource Development, 4) Public Health, 5) Public Infrastructure & Utilities, 6) Economic Governance, 7) Welfare & Development, 8) Public Safety & Judiciary, 9) Environment and 10) Citizen-Centric Governance.

Based on these indicators, districts will be ranked on composite 10 Sectors. The index will also offer an indicator-wise performance of the Districts.

Significance of this index: The index will enable each of the 20 districts of Jammu & Kashmir to rise to the level of some of the best-administered districts of the country with time-bound disposal of office files and other matters, increased transparency, increased accountability and increased citizen participation.

Source: This post is based on the article ‘Union Minister says, J&K to have district level Governance Index’ published in PIB on 1st Jan 2021.

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