District Good Governance Index

Context: Recently the Union Minister of Home and Cooperation Shri Amit Shah virtually released India’s First “District Good Governance Index”,  prepared by DARPG in collaboration with the Government of Jammu & Kashmir.

About District Good Governance Index

  • It measures the diversity of governance model in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • It is inspired by National Good Governance Index, which started in 2021.

Components of Index and their performance

  •  In the Agriculture and Allied Sector – Universal coverage has been achieved in the Kisan Credit Card scheme, Soil Health Card Scheme and Animal Vaccination. Most Districts of Jammu & Kashmir witnessed the growth of Food Grain Production, Horticulture produce, Milk and Meat production, poultry production, and agriculture credit.
  •  Commerce and Industry Sector – improvement is seen in GST registration, MSME units registered online, Credit to Handicrafts and Credit for Self-Employment. There is a 109 per cent increase in credit to handicrafts in the 2019-2021 period.
  • Human Resources Development Sector – The percentage of Schools with Drinking Water, Separate Toilets and Electricity Facilities have shown an increase as also the percentage of schools with access to computers and the number of children served mid-day meals. In 10 districts 100 percent skill training has been imparted to registered students.
  • Public Health Sector – Full Immunization represents a significant success story, the percentage of PHC/ Sub-Centers converted to Health & Wellness Centers, and the proportion of Anganwadis with their own buildings have shown improvements.
  • Public Infrastructure and Utilities Sector – Housing for all scheme indicates more than 50 per cent of sanctioned houses being grounded in 12 districts, Ganderbal and Srinagar achieving 100 per cent access to safe drinking water, 18 districts achieving 100 per cent access to sanitation facilities, improvements in households electrified and construction of all-weather roads.
  • Social Welfare and Development Sector – 80 per cent of Aadhar seeding of ration cards represents a major milestone.
  • Financial Inclusion Sector – Financial inclusion under Jan Dhan Yojana has achieved universal coverage, and financial support under self-employment schemes has also registered double-digit growth.
  • Judicial and Public Safety Sector – disposal of court cases has gone up significantly.
  • Citizen-Centric Governance Sector – tremendous momentum in government offices converted to e-Office, almost 100 per cent progress in grievance redressal and significant increases in government services provided online.

Practice MCQ

Which of the following are components of the District Good Governance Index

1.      Social Welfare and Development Sector

2.      Social Welfare and Development Sector

3.      Human Resources Development Sector

4.      Judicial and Public Safety Sector

Select the correct answer using the codes given below

(a)    1, 2 and 3 only

(b)   1, 3 and 4 only

(c)    2, 3 and 4 only

(d)   1, 2, 3 and 4

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Ans. D

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