Union minister Jitendra Singh stated on Sunday that Jammu and Kashmir will soon be the first Union Territory to establish a district-level Good Governance Index.

He stated that the index will be created by the Centre, with the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances collaborating with the Jammu and Kashmir government. “The suggested Index’s framework has been finalised with technical assistance from the Hyderabad-based Centre for Good Governance,” the minister said.

According to him, the index will help each district in Jammu and Kashmir rise to the level of some of the country’s best-managed districts, with timely file and other issue disposal, enhanced openness, accountability, and citizen participation.

Agriculture, commerce and industry, human resource development, public health, public infrastructure and utilities, economic governance, welfare and development, public safety, judiciary, and citizen-centric governance will all be assessed using the framework’s 58 indicators.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is determined to imitate the governance techniques of other states and territories in Jammu and Kashmir, according to Jitendra Singh, in keeping with the concept of “maximum governance, minimum government.”

He went on to say that once the governance model is in place, it will be implemented at the block level.

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