DDC Bandipora launches Dashboard for Panchayat Development Index

BANDIPORA, JUNE 29: The District Administration Bandipora Monday launched Dashboard for Panchayat Development Index, aimed at monitoring the development at grass roots level.
The monitoring is to be carried out by way of recording different indicators of development besides evaluating impact of centrally sponsored schemes in Panchayats.
The Dashborad was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner Bandipora, Ravinder Kumar during a function organized by District Administration and former DG Economics and Statistics J&K G A Qureshi, was Guest of honour on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, DC Bandipora said that the dashboard is now live under title of “http//:realchangersbandipora.com” and index will capture movement in development at grass roots level besides it shall also evaluate impact of centrally sponsored schemes in Panchayats.
He said the PDI will help the government in identifying the weak areas where the government needs extra care to fill the gaps and hence will be important for focused development in the villages.
The DC said there are 81 outcome indicators spread over six thematic areas of Health & Nutrition, Education, Agriculture and Allied, Skill & Self Employment, Financial inclusion and basic infrastructure with suitable weightage.
Lauding the efforts of Joint Director Planning Imtiyaz Ahmad and his team for the pioneering work, DC Bandipora said the index is applicable to all Panchayats across the country and is believed to prove a vital tool for rapid transformation of Panchayats. He said the index will capture movement in Development at grass root level and will also evaluate impact of centrally sponsored schemes in Panchayats.
Joint Director Planning Imtiyaz Ahmad who is the brain behind developing the PDI said it is first of its kind index in J&K and he also presented a presentation to explain the functionality of the PDI
Ex Director General Economics and Statistics GA Qureshi while speaking on the occasion said strengthening of Panchayats will ensure overall development of the country and added that only right statistics forms the basis of robust planning.
The function was attended by the District Officers, PRI Functionaries, Media fraternity and University scholars besides others.