Is Kupwara's lowest DGGI ranking reflection of poor developmental scenario in district

Already started to strengthen developmental initiatives: DC Kupwara

Already started to strengthen developmental initiatives: DC Kupwara

Srinagar October 08 (KNS):  Residents of Kupwara today called the lowest ranking of District Good Governance Index (DGGI) a reflection of poor development in the district. 


The elected PRI’s, trade bodies, senior citizens expressed their serious concern over the low ranking  however assures full cooperation to district administration Kupwara to raise the ranking in all 10 sectors in near future.


The DGGI represents next generation administrative reform in benchmarking governance at district level prepared after extensive stakeholder consultations.


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


Composite DGGI 2.0 score of 20 districts was computed at UT level by aggregating the scores of 10 sectors ie Agriculture & Allied Sectors, Industries & Allied Sectors, Human Resource Development, Public Health, Public Infrastructure & Utilities, Financial Inclusion, Social Welfare & Development, Judicial & Public Safety, Environment and Citizen Centric Governance.


District Pulwama has secured first in the DGGI 2021-22 with an aggregate composite score of 5.926 while as District Samba and District Doda has secured second and third rank respectively, however Kupwara and poonch settled in bottom.


The PRI’s, trade bodies and civil societies has sharply reacted the DGGI ranking, calls it a wakeup call for Kupwara.


Talking to KNS, DDC Member Sogam Kupwara Nasir Lone, said that he has no idea what are the parameters of ranking, "but whatever it is, I see it a wakeup call for everyone in Kupwara, we should sit together and discuss"


He added that district that district has yet to frame standing committees, where other districts have made them a year before As per Panchyati Raj act, he said.


Mir Suliman, DDC Member Rajwar said that district head of Kupwara is transferred after every 5 months,


"it takes new one time to understand the things, I feel this is the reason. We need to create mass awareness among people about everything, Agriculture, health, and education, I am sure awareness will bear fruits for us. We assure our full cooperation to district administration to raise the ranking." he added.


Talking Deputy Commissioner Kupwara,Dr Doifode Sagar said that district administration has already started working to strengthen the working of different developmental initiatives .


"These are ideal parameters and guidelines which are to be ensured in letter and spirit. We are working to improve in all parameters. We need to work on critical areas where we have poor performance. We do have good various parameters also. The results also show how much we have improved over the years." (KNS)

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