Ushering Good Governance in Jammu and Kashmir
In the new look Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir the hopes since recent times are of good governance which had alluded masses in the erstwhile State . Although the pandemic of Coronavirus has made progress of people and Government a big challenge as it is ravaging in entire country including Jammu and Kashmir .But still there are steps being taken to ensure good governance in the Jammu and Kashmir region.Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha recently released “Annual Report- Promoting Good Governance” compiled by the Finance Department showcasing major initiatives undertaken by the said Department during 2020-21 to bring transparency and accountability in the execution of the public works.
A statement issued said that Arun Kumar Mehta, Financial Commissioner, Finance Department; and Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to the Lt Governor were present on the occasion.
The report in the form of e-Book provides insight into reforms, steps implemented by the Finance Department to institutionalize prudence in financial management in J&K which has truly transformed the Union Territory.
On the otherhand , The document captures the essence of reforms such as online processing of bills through PaySys, streamlining of GST, e-stamping, e-GRAS, e-auction of Liquor licences for retail outlets, digital payments, implementation of GeM, path-breaking reforms in J&K Bank, publication of important manuals relating to Budget and Audit, Back to Village and My Town My Pride initiatives and 100% physical verification which is most vital initiative to ensure implementation of projects without cost and time over-runs.One hopes despite many challenges Jammu and Kashmir takes strides towards good governance.