Jammu & Kashmir

Pulwama declared as JK’s best performing district under GoI’s  ‘good governance’ index

A man and a woman spray chemicals in an apple garden in Pulwama district of south Kashmir. [FPK Photo/ Qayoom Khan]

Srinagar: The southern Kashmir district of Pulwama was declared as the best-performing district of J&K under the “Good Governance” Index on Friday.

The composite score of 20 districts was computed at the UT level by aggregating the scores of 10 sectors i.e agriculture and allied sectors, industries and allied sectors, human resource development, public health, public infrastructure and utilities, financial inclusion, social welfare and development, judicial and public safety environment and citizen-centric governance.

District Pulwama has secured rank first in the DGGI 2021-22 with an aggregate composite score of 5.926 while District Samba and District Doda have secured second and third rank respectively.

District Srinagar secured rank first in public infrastructure and utility sectors and also in agriculture and allied sectors.

District Doda has topped in industries and allied sectors along with the environment sector. District Pulwama has topped in HRD and Judiciary & Public Sectors. District Rajouri has topped in public health, District Ramban has topped in social welfare, district Ganderbal in financial inclusion, district Samba in citizen centric governance sector and district Shopian and district Kishtwar (along with district Doda) in environment Sectors.

The data highlights that the Jammu and Kashmir District Good Governance Index represents Next Generation Administrative Reform in Benchmarking Governance at the district level

The District Good Governance Index of Jammu and Kashmir helps identify the impact of various governance interventions at the district level and provides a futuristic roadmap for improving district-level governance with targeted interventions.

Pertinently, the government of India launched National Good Governance Index on 25 December 2021, to provide quantifiable data to compare the state of governance in all States and Union Territories, enabling them to formulate and implement suitable strategies for improving governance and shift to result-oriented approaches and administration. It is prepared by the Department of Administration Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG).


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