In order to develop urban areas in Kashmir, the government held a two day programme under the banner of My Town My Pride.
Recently Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir said that formulation of ‘City Development Index’ to ensure better assessment, planning, and development & service delivery is a priority of his administration.
He held day-long interaction with Prabhari Officers, PRIs & Public in Kashmir valley.
He held a day-long live interaction with the visiting officers (Prabharis), President’s and representatives of different Municipal Councils, Municipal Committees of Kashmir division at the Civil Secretariat here.
During the interaction, he held detailed deliberations on different deliverables with the officers and took on-spot assessment from them about the participation of the general public in this public outreach programme.
While interacting with the officers, he underlined that the MTMP has evolved into an Aspirational Town programme which will be a continuous affair. He added that the administration will establish a City Development Index and the cities and towns will be ranked monthly as per that index reflecting the pace of development and quality of service delivery in each of them. The index will be more of a mirror for the cities and towns to compete with each other and thereby achieve best in both infrastructure and services provided to the public.