Regional Conference Concludes,Adopts ‘Behtar Nizam-e-Hakumat’ Resolution

SRINAGAR: The deliberations of two-day Regional Conference on ‘Replication of Good Governance Practices in Union Territory of J&K concluded Friday, with the adoption of ‘Behtar Nizam-e-Hakumat: Kashmir Aelamia’ resolution.

The valedictory session was chaired by Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, who also released ‘Behtar Nizam-e-Hakumat: Kashmir Aelamia’, in presence of Secretary DARPG, Sanjay Singh; Additional Secretary DARPG, V Srinivas; Joint Secretary DARPG NBS Rajput and DG IMPARD, Saurabh Bhagat.

Bhatnagar said that this Conference will be setting an agenda for effective administration and good governance in J&K. He added that there are very important takeaways and many more positives encapsulated in the Kashmir resolution.

He asserted that lot of good thoughts and practices are already available but the thing is to adopt or replicate such practices for the larger good of the people of the Country.

The Advisor called on the young officers to adopt problem solving approach while dealing with the day-today issues and grievances of the people. He added that efficient delivery of public services and effective feedback mechanism are the touchstones of good governance.

Advisor Bhatnagar further highlighted that under the able leadership of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha several path breaking initiatives have been taken in J&K which transformed the good governance scene in the region.

In his address, he requested visiting DARPG team to provide platform to young officers of J&K in rest of country while organising such conferences.

Speaking during the valedictory session, Secretary DARPG, Sanjay Singh said that this conference had unique, credible, implementable principles and themes which were deliberated robustly by speakers during these two days. He added that these deliberations will be valuable in forming policies and their effective implementation on the ground level.

The conference later on unanimously adopted several deliberations in the form of resolution titled ‘Behtar Nizam-e-Hakumat: Kashmir Aelamia’ which was read out by Additional Secretary DARPG, V.Srinivas on the occasion.

The main highlights of the resolution are:

1. The DARPG shall collaborate with Government of Jammu & Kashmir in developing a District Governance Index on the lines of the National Good Governance Index based on outcome and output indicators for improving the efficiency of Good Governance across Districts.

2. The DARPG shall collaborate with Government of Jammu & Kashmir for conducting capacity building programs for 2000 civil servants in Governance practices.

3. The DARPG shall collaborate with Government of Kashmir to conduct one National level conference and one Regional Conference in the period 2021-22.

For the Union Territory of Jammu &Kashmir:

1. To strengthen the sustained efforts to develop the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir as a model of administrative excellence  using digital technology in implementation of welfare state programs.

2. To continue the sustained efforts for transparent accountable efficient and people-centric administration in the Union Territory of Jammu 8. Kashmir by promoting Jan Bhagidari.

3. To refine, consolidate and document the successful good governance initiatives of the Union Territory of Jammu &Kashmir like Back to Village Scheme and JK-IGRAMS for national dissemination.

4. To replicate the innovations and best practices in successful national governance so as to improve the ease of living and provide a clean and transparent people centric government to the UT of Jammu & Kashmir.

5. To continue the efforts for promoting e-Governance by use of e-Office and adopt version 7. 0 and move towards paperless Secretariat in the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir.

6. To continue the efforts for capacity building and Personnel administration by formulating mid-career training programs and specific need based training programs for officials of the Union Territory of Jammu &Kashmir by collaboration between the National Centre for Good Governance, IMPARD and the Indian Institute of Public Administration, J&K regional branch.

7. To enable enhanced efficiency in decision making in Government of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir by process re-engineering, improved skill base and using technology as a force multiplier.

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