Govt to replicate good governance practices in J&k, Ladakh

Jitendra Singh
MoS PMO while chairing review meeting

New Delhi (NVI): Aiming to speed up development process in the newly formed Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, Government has planned a two-day regional conference on the “Replication of Good Governance Practices” in both the UTs on November 15 to 16 respectively.

This was announced by the MoS PMO Jitendra Singh on Thursday while chairing a review meeting in this regard. The conferences are likely to be attended by representatives of nineteen states, central ministries and departments.

Jitendra Singh said, “Central Government aims to bring development and replicate good governance practices in the newly created UTs of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh,” adding that the conferences , to be organised by the Ministry of Personnel, are a part of this proactive approach of the Centre.

Singh

The topics that will be discussed in various sessions of these conferences include public policy, governance, capacity building and personnel administration. Presentations on digital governance, citizen-centric governance, aspirational districts and Prime Minister awards initiatives will also be showcased in the conference, an official statement said.

Meanwhile, the minister has also announced that the second conference on ‘Jal Shakti and Disaster Management’ will be organised at Jammu between November 30 and December 1 on the theme of ‘Ek Bharat Shresht Bharat’, with Tamil Nadu being the leading participant.

Singh

The sessions of this conference to held on themes such as Rejuvenation of rivers –Cauvery and Jhelum, reducing water consumption in agriculture, water warriors discussion, management of floods, NDRF rescue operations– 2014 Srinagar floods and Chennai floods-2015, emergency responses and forecasting and early warning, among others.

The Minister further added that the Department of Pensions and Pensioners’ Welfare will also organise a Pensions Adalat in J&K, however, the date has not decided yet.

–ps