Transparency in Development Projects in Jammu and Kashmir
Ensuring Transparency has been a serious issue in the execution of developmental projects. But now the winds of positive change. As matter of fact , The Government recently maintained that it has taken path-breaking initiatives to promote transparency in execution of developmental projects across Jammu and Kashmir. These initiatives are unique in the country which provide latest updates on the projects with geo-tagged photographs and other project-related information. A statement issued here said that J&K Government launched web portal ‘EMPOWERMENT (Enabling Monitoring and Public Overview of Works Being Executed and Resources for Meaningful Transparency)’ or ‘Janbaghidari’ which enables citizens to overview works/projects being implemented in their areas and become a partner in the process of development with the features of providing timely feedbacks and suggestions for improving expenditure outcomes. The portal contains details of all UT and District Capex projects implemented in Jammu and Kashmir from 2020-21. The said website can be viewed on www.janbhagidari.gov.in.In addition to this ,This web portal also contains links to MGNREGA, PMAY and SBM with real-time information on their implementation in Jammu and Kashmir. Similarly, progress of PMGSY is available on the website of J&K PWD through the given link on the Ministry’s website. Moreover, the details for the projects executed during the past two years are available on various public platforms including the official website of the Finance Department, Government of Jammu and Kashmir and can be publicly accessed on the url https://jakfinance.nic.in.One hopes that this transparency in projects in Jammu and Kashmir would continue.