Bandipora receives National Award for e-Governance at Hyderabad, Telangana

BANDIPORA: District Bandipora, on Friday received National Award for e-Governance during 24th National conference on e- Governance held at Hyderabad, Telangana.
The first of its kind award has been conferred for the innovative digital product “Panchayat Development Index ’’ launched by the District Administration.
The award was conferred to Dr Owais Ahmad, Deputy Commissioner Bandipora, Imtiyaz Ahmad Joint Director Planning Bandipora and Mala Ram DIO Bandipora by Union MOS in PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh, who was chief guest of the grandeur event.
The dashboard for PDI was launched in June 2020 aimed at monitoring the development at grass roots level. The monitoring is carried out by way of recording different indicators of development besides evaluating impact of centrally sponsored schemes in Panchayats.
The index captures movement in Development at grass roots level and also evaluates impact of centrally sponsored schemes in Panchayats. There are 81 outcome indicators spread over six thematic areas of Health & Nutrition, Education, Agriculture and Allied, Skill & Self Employment, Financial inclusion and Basic infrastructure with suitable weightage.
PDI is inspired by HDI, SDGs and Aspirational Programme. Total 81 outcome indicators have been devised after elaborative discussions with District officers and PRI functionaries. The Project was completed in two phases’ viz. preparation & launch of index and making of online Dashboard for data entry & analytical reporting. A vibrant web portal is open and live to public, policy planners, students, PRIs etc
The Panchayat Development Index has been prepared by Imtiyaz Ahmad, Joint Director Planning Bandipora after elaborative discussions with line Departments, under the supervision of Dr. Owais Ahmad, Deputy Commissioner Bandipora.
The index is applicable to all Panchayats across the country & is believed to prove a vital tool for rapid transformation of Panchayats.

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