Chief minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said a results-framework document (RFD) initiative will be launched this year to assess the performance of various departments of the state government for the last quarter of this year and for the entire next year.
An RFD will compiled by keeping in mind the timeline for completion of targets, outcomes of schemes, quality of work and more such parameters.
Under RFD, performance of each government department would be assessed to identify bottlenecks, shortcomings, if any, and find ways to improve the performance by taking corrective action. The CM's statement came in his address at a two-day workshop on RFD.
The workshop was organised to help administrative secretaries and heads of the departments to get acquainted with the basics of RFD, which has been implemented in ten states of the country so far.
Jammu and Kashmir will be the eleventh state to implement RFD this year. "While elections do present a decent picture of the government's performance, there should be a performance to evaluate the performance of bureaucrats and government departments. For this, RFD will be the right tool," he said.
"I want to implement RFD in one shot for the entire government and bring all departments under its ambit. This initiative is all the more essential as we do not possess any subjective way to assess the performance of government departments," he said.
Jammu and Kashmir chief secretary Madhav Lal spoke in detail about the implementation of RFD. "It will be a good initiative. We plan to implement it after the panchayat elections," he said.