District Good Governance Index (DGGI)

District Good Governance Index (DGGI)

Context:

Union Home Minister virtually launched the DGGI in J & K .

Concept

  1. The Union Minister of Home and Cooperation virtually released India’s First “District Good Governance Index”, prepared by DARPG in collaboration with Government of Jammu & Kashmir.
  2. The collaboration received from Chief Secretary Government of Jammu & Kashmir, enabled the conceptualization and formulation of an index that measures the diversity of governance model in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
  3. It provides a roadmap for similar benchmarking of Governance at District level for all States and Union Territories of India.
  4. Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), Government of India has been guiding and providing financial support for the exercise with technical support extended by CGG, Hyderabad.
  5. The J&K Institute of Management for Public Administration and Rural Development (IMPARD) with active collaboration of Directorate of Economics and Statistics (DES) were the pivotal agencies in developing this index for the UT.
  6. In the composite ranking of first ever District Good Governance Index (DGGI) released, the Jammu district has managed to top the list followed by districts of Doda, Samba, Pulwama and Srinagar in the UT.

DGGI Parameters:

  1. The DGGI is a framework comprising of performance under 10 governance sectors having 58 indicators with 116 data points.
  2. The criteria have been adopted after following a rigorous and robust process of data collection, screening and validation by each of the Districts.
  3. The governance sectors the performance of which was weighed under this index includes:

a. Agriculture and allied sector (11 indicators),
b. Commerce and Industry (05),
c. Human Resource Development (09),
d. Public Health (09),
e. Public Infrastructure and Utilities (06),
f. Social Welfare and Development (06),
g. Financial Inclusion (03),
h. Judiciary and Public Safety (04),
i. Environment (02) and
j. Citizen-Centric Governance (03).

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