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I want every decision taken by government to serve people of J&K: LG

Last Updated on November 20, 2021 at 8:44 pm

In a major initiative to further Public Participation in the overall development process in the UT, the J&K government has launched the ‘Janta Ki Scheme-Janta ki Bhagidari’ campaign. The initiative aims to strengthen the Jan Bhagidari and make it integral part of transparent and accountable governance.

The idea is to make the entire Project Planning and Implementation process open to the general public who will be ultimate beneficiaries of the projects. Good governance requires that enough information is provided to the public so they could see the decisions are taken in the manner following rules and regulations.

Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha said that the UT administration is taking all the necessary steps to make the entire governance structure transparent and accessible to public.

“Every citizen can now access details about the type and extent of work under execution in their area or any part of the Union Territory at the click of a button. Public has a right to know how much money is being spent on the development works in their area and whether the project is being completed on time.”

“I want every decision taken by the government to serve the people within a reasonable time frame and it must follow the law of equity and inclusiveness,” the Lieutenant Governor said.

Pertinently, Jammu & Kashmir is number one in the country for taking lead in enforcing reforms in expenditure management, and account of each penny has been made available in public domain.

The intuitive Budget, Estimation, Allocation & Monitoring System (BEAMS) is an online computerized web based application for preparation and authorization of budget. It enables online flow of resources and the departments can allocate funds to their field offices through this system. It supports reliable, accurate, and better monitoring control for budget planning and expenditure audit, besides real-time reconciliation of accounts in comparison to manual budgeting process which lacks transparency.

Similarly, the government of J&K has launched the EMPOWERMENT (Enabling Monitoring of Public Overview of Works Being Executed & Resources for Meaningful Transparency)  initiative to bring transparency in the execution of works by enabling citizens to monitor works/projects being implemented in their areas and become a partner in the process of development.  The information available on this one-stop platform can be utilized for timely feedback and suggestions for improving expenditure outcomes in spirit of  Jan Bhageedari.

The web portal hosting all the works being executed in the UT is designed to capture flow of funds to each individual project under execution on real-time basis.