' DGGI a tool to assess status of governance in J&K'

DGGI a tool to assess status of governance in J&K

By: JKatLive News
1/25/2022 12:52:44 AM


The Government of Jammu & Kashmir under the aegis of Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) released District Good Governance Index (DGGI) on 22nd January at Convention Centre, Jammu.

This index was formally launched by Shri Amit Shah, Home Minister in presence of Dr. Jitendra Singh, MoS and Shri Manoj Sinha, Lt. Governor of J&K and other senior officers including Administrative Secretaries of various departments, HODs, Deputy Commissioners and the teams from DARPG GoI, CGG Hyderabad and CPOs/DSEOs from Planning, Department and Monitoring Department of J&K Government.

The District Good Governance Index is a tool to assess the status of governance and impact of various interventions taken by the Central and State Governments including UTs.

In the UT of J&K, for this index, 10 sectors, 58 indicators and 116 data sets were identified keeping in view the central and the UT Government priorities. The ranking of districts under the index will bring about healthy competition amongst districts which in turn will benefit the citizens and improve their living standards.

This initiative which is first of its kind exercise in UT of J&K will leverage the districts to make improvements in the particular area of governance.