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Amit Shah launches District Good Governance Index in Jammu and Kashmir

Last Updated on January 22, 2022 at 3:57 pm

Union Home minister Amit Shah launched the District Good Governance Index (DGGI) in Jammu and Kashmir, which is the first Union Territory to have such an index on Saturday.

District Good Governance Index was launched in the presence of Union minister Jitendra Singh and J&K’s lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha.

Shah said that this day is important for the entire nation and congratulated all residents of Jammu and Kashmir for the launch of the District Good Governance Index. He further said that soon other districts will have this index and a good governance competition will start in every district of the country. Shah further said that by launching this index it will benefit the delivery mechanism and make districts result oriented.

Amit Shah further informed that various schemes and policies of the center and state governments have been monitored at district level under the index and added that this index will help the districts to get a comparative picture and know the loopholes and which area needs to be improved.

The DGGI, which has been launched for 20 districts of J&K has been prepared by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) in partnership with the Union Territory’s administration.

The Good Governance Index 2021 indicated that Jammu and Kashmir had registered an increase of 3.7 percent in Good Governance Indicators over the 2019 to 2021 period. The District Good Governance Index has helped identify the impact of various governance interventions at district level and provide a way to improve district level governance with targeted interventions.