Crescent Kashmir

Governance reforms

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In the past few years the central government has reformed J&K administration by bringing new laws and creating transparency in the public delivery system.

The Jammu and Kashmir Government has introduced various governance reforms, initiatives to ensure increased transparency, efficiency and effectiveness for delivery of citizen services to common people.

Keeping pace with its commitment of extending good governance to people of Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor’s administration has institutionalized a slew of good governance initiatives in the Union Territory.

The Administration has adopted the mantra of zero tolerance against corruption, nepotism and discrimination against minorities in J&K so that voices of the most vulnerable in society are heard and given due recognition.

The initiatives include Prevention of Corruption Act, Abolition of Interviews for Group C and D posts besides more than 800 Central Laws have been made applicable to J&K after it got the status of Union Territory, pending cadre review, establishment of CAT benches, Extension of RTI Act, CPGRAMS and conduct of common eligibility test through the National Recruitment Agency at every district headquarter in the UT besides other similar pro-people measures.

Moreover, with the adoption of e-office, a simplified, responsive, effective and transparent paperless working culture in most of the government offices of Jammu and Kashmir has been established. The e-Office is aiding government departments to enhance the public service delivery by eliminating the delay of files in offices.

The operationalisation of two Secretariats in Jammu and Kashmir was possible because of e-office and that has put an end to the annual darbar move carrying over 300 truckloads of files between the two capital cities of Srinagar and Jammu. This also saved Rs 200 crore per annum and led to an uninterrupted work culture in the entire UT.

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