Jammu and Kashmir: On Saturday Union home minister Amit Shah virtually launched the District Good Governance Index (DGGI) in Jammu and Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir is the first Union Territory to have such an index.
Union minister Jitendra Singh and Jammu and Kashmir’s Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha were present at the launch event. Addressing the event, Amit Shah said, “I want to congratulate all residents of Jammu and Kashmir for the launch of the District Good Governance Index. This is an important day not just for J-K but for entire India.”
He further said that soon other districts will have the index and a good governance competition will start in every district of the country. Shah further said that launching this index will benefit the delivery mechanism and make districts result oriented.
The District Good Governance Index has been launched for 20 districts of Jammu and Kashmir and has been prepared by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) in collaboration with the Union Territory’s administration.
The Good Governance Index 2021 indicated that Jammu and Kashmir had registered an increase of 3.7 per cent 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 the district level and provide a way to improve district level governance with targeted interventions.