District Development Commissioner Vishesh Mahajan chaired a meeting with district and sectoral officers to discuss the District Good Governance Index in Jammu & Kashmir. It was informed that the index is being monitored by the Government of Jammu & Kashmir to improve efficiency across UT districts.
For 2022-23, 58 indicators and 116 data items have been finalised and approved by the government.The data furnished by all concerned district and sectoral officers was discussed in detail.
While reviewing progress made by respective sectors, the DDC said that agriculture and allied sectors are priority sectors that must be focused on for maximum benefit to farmers. Human resource management was reviewed and the Chief Education Officer was directed to make efforts to bring school dropouts back into school. Health, social welfare, public infrastructure, and other sectors were also reviewed.
DDC Doda also discussed the Aspirational Panchayat Development Programme (APDP) during the meeting. The APDP initiative aims to develop aspirational panchayats through convergence of various ongoing district/UT schemes and centrally sponsored schemes/programmes.
On analogy with Aspirational Block Development Programme (ABDP), Jammu & Kashmir has rolled out APDP with aim to ensure expeditious improvement in socio-economic status of most backward panchayats across Jammu & Kashmir.
A total of 100 measurable indicators have been identified across 9 sectors including agriculture and allied activities; health and nutrition; education, rural development and sanitation; beneficiary-oriented schemes, skill development, basic infrastructure, environment and good governance.
Senior Superintendent of Police, Abdul Qayoom; ADDC, Doda Pran Singh; Chief Planning Officer/ District Statistics & Evaluation Officer, Superintending Engineer PWD and Superintending Engineers besides other district officers attended the meeting.