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Deptt. Of Fertilisers ranked 2nd on Data Governance Quality Index

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Department of Fertilizers

In the latest Data Governance Quality Index (DGQI), the Department of Fertilizers under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers has been ranked 2nd amongst the 16 Economic Ministries/Departments. The department also secured 3rd rank out of the 65 Ministries/Departments with a score 4.11 on a scale of 5.

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DGQI is a survey conducted by the Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office (DMEO), NITI Aayog to assess different Ministries/Departments’ performance on the implementation of Central Sector Schemes (CS) and Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS).

The DMEO, NITI Aayog has undertaken DGQI exercise wherein self-assessment based review of data preparedness levels across the Ministries/Departments produced a DGQI scorecard. Accordingly, a survey was initiated with the objective of assessing data preparedness of Ministries/Departments on a standardized framework to drive healthy competition among them and promote cooperative peer learning from best practices.

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In this survey, an online questionnaire was prepared under six major themes of DGQI: Data Generation; Data Quality; Use of Technology; Data Analysis, Use and Dissemination; Data Security and HR Capacity and Case Studies. Weightages were assigned to the themes and sub-weightages to each question within every theme to arrive at final DGQI scores ranging between 0 to 5 for every scheme. To avoid straight-forward irrelevant comparisons, Ministries/Departments were classified into six categories: Administrative, Strategic, Infrastructure, Social, Economic and Scientific.

The questionnaire was then shared with the Ministries/Departments, which are implementing CS / CSS schemes. Inputs have been collected from 65 Ministries/Departments implementing 250 CS / CSS schemes and their scores were accordingly calculated.

(With Inputs from PIB)

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