Recently Chief Secretary Dr Arun Kumar Mehta and Secretary Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Government of India, V Srinivas today released four case studies of Good Governance Initiatives of Jammu and Kashmir.
He said that there is a further need to encourage the local community in decision-making processes to ensure the projects align with their needs and aspirations. Strengthening the role of Panchayats by providing them with more decision- making powers and financial resources and establishing regular channels for feedback from the local community is an imperative.
He asserted that the Empowerment portal provides detailed insights to citizens by enabling them to monitor works/projects being implemented and encouraging citizens to give their feedback about the quality and pace of work.
The impact of Janbhagidhari has been such that the number of works completed increased from about 9200 in 2018-19 to 21943 in 2020- 21and more than 50,000 in 2021-22 with a decrease of 20-30% cost of execution because of better supervision and oversight by the public.
Talking about the transformation of JK Bank he said that it registered an annual net profit of Rs 1197.38 Cr for FY 2022-23 witnessing 139% YoY growth. He said that total Business of the Bank as of 31st March 2023 stood at Rs. 212666 Crore registering a growth of 9.40%.