Central government, especially the NITI Aayog, has appreciated the efforts of the J&K government for digital transformation as the people are getting all the services online. Recently VC NITI Aayog appreciated brisk digital transformation in J&K; rankings of UT’s administrative units
He noted that all the programmes devised by the UT are designed to enhance the quality of life for citizens and build trust in governance systems, ultimately fostering the development of a modern society aligned with the Aspirational agenda set by our nation for itself. He called for adoption of sustainable models of development, gradually reducing reliance on fossil fuels and adopting alternatives to it. He assured that NITI Aayog shall be willing to extend support to J&K and mentioned possible areas of cooperation. He suggested that J&K should retain its natural advantages to achieve its aim of being one of the top 50 Global tourist destinations.
He suggested factoring in risks and uncertainties while formulating developmental plans to be future ready. He highlighted the need for promoting organic agriculture and high density plantations as a way forward. He highlighted the need for a diversified economy, besides the undisputable strength in tourism and horticulture, as a risk mitigation measure, as brought out by Covid-19 experience. On the occasion the Chief Secretary informed the Vice Chairperson, NITI Aayog about the transparency and accountability framework like BEAMS, e-tendering, mandatory Administrative Approvals and Technical Sanctions along with physical verification of projects which have accelerated pace of development in the UT.