- Data Governance Quality Index Report, a Survey conducted by Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office (DMEO), NITI Ayog to assess different Ministries /Departments’ performance on the implementation of Central Sector Schemes (CS) and Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS).
Data Governance Quality Index Report
- Self-assessment based review of data preparedness levels across Ministries / Departments to produce a DGQI score card.
- The objective is to assess data preparedness of Ministries / Departments on a standardized framework to drive healthy competition among them and promote cooperative peer learning from best practices.
- 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
- 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.
- Ministries / Departments were classified in six categories : Administrative, Strategic, Infrastructure, Social, Economic and Scientific.
- Inputs have been collected from 65 Ministries / Departments implementing 250 CS / CSS schemes and their scores were accordingly calculated.
- Department of Fertilizers under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers has been ranked 2nd amongst the 16 Economic Ministries / Departments and 3rd out of the 65 Ministries / Departments with a score 4.11 on a scale of 5 on Data Governance Quality Index (DGQI).
Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office(DMEO)
- Constituted in September 2015 by merging the erstwhile Program Evaluation Office (PEO) and the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO).
- Attached office under NITI Aayog, aimed at fulfilling the organization’s monitoring and evaluation (M&E) mandate and building the M&E ecosystem in India.
- DMEO’s vision is to improve sustainable outcomes and impacts of the government.
- It aims to enable high-quality monitoring and evaluation of government programs to improve effectiveness, efficiency, equity and sustainability of service delivery, outcomes and impacts
- The central schemes are divided into Central Sector Schemes and Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS).
- Central sector schemes:
- These schemes are 100% funded by the Central government.
- Implemented by the Central Government machinery.
- Formulated on subjects mainly from the Union List.
- E.g.: Bharatnet, Namami Gange-National Ganga Plan, etc.
- Centrally Sponsored Schemes are the schemes by the centre where there is financial participation by both the centre and states.
- Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) are again divided into Core of the Core Schemes, Core Schemes and Optional schemes.
- Currently, there are 6 core of the core schemes while 22 core schemes.
- Most of these schemes prescribe specific financial participation by states. For example, in the case of MGNREGA, state governments have to incur 25% material expenditure.
The 6 core of the core CSS
- National Social Assistance Programme
- Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Program
- Umbrella Scheme for Development of Scheduled Castes
- Umbrella Programme for Development of Scheduled Tribes
- Umbrella Programme for Development of Minorities
- Umbrella Programme for Development of Other Vulnerable Groups