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District Good Governance Index

District Good Governance Index- Relevance for UPSC Exam

  • GS Paper 2: Governance, Administration and Challenges- Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

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District Good Governance Index- Context

  • Recently, the Union Minister of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions announced that it will help the Government of Uttar Pradesh in developing a District Good Governance Index.
  • District Good Governance Index was announced at the Regional Conference organized by the Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DARPG) at Lucknow, Utter Pradesh.
    • The theme of the Regional Conference: “Strengthening the State Institutes of Public Administration”.

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District Good Governance Index- Key Points

  • About: District Good Governance Index, first for any State, will be developed on the lines of the National Good Governance Index for improving the efficiency of Governance across Districts.
  • Developing Authority: District Good Governance Index will be developed by the Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DARPG) to collaborate with the Uttar Pradesh government.
  • Significance: Good Governance Index for the State can be replicated in other States to reach out to the last man in the last queue with all the benefits of the welfare schemes.

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One National One Portal for Grievance Redressal

  • Union Government announced that DARPG will collaborate with the UP Government for integration of CPGRAMS with district portal of Uttar Pradesh.
    • This will enable citizens to lodge complaints from a single portal.
  • One National One Portal is the goal and toward this end integration of CPGRAMS with State Grievance Portals will play an important role in the redressal of grievance.

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Regional Conferences on “Strengthening the State Institutes of Public Administration”

  • Regional Conferences on “Strengthening the State Institutes of Public Administration” is an effort to create a common platform to share experiences in-
    • the formulation and implementation of best practices in administrative training,
    • capacity building to facilitate citizen-centric governance,
    • improved public service delivery through e-Governance,
    • transparent, accountable and citizen-friendly effective administration.
  • Importance of Public Administration: role of training in public administration is essential not only for the efficiency of administration but also for broadening the vision of the official.
  • Significance of the Conference: These conferences are an excellent forum to generate awareness about training practices, administrative reforms and new developments in various States in this area.


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