The Jammu and Kashmir State Friday received the Award of Excellence for the most expeditious implementation of Results-Framework Document (RFD) at State level from the Union Government. The Excellence Award was given Friday at a symposium on “New Public Management” held at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) New Delhi.
Asif Hamid Khan, Additional Resident Commissioner, J&K Government, New Delhi received the “Excellence Award” on behalf of Chief Secretary Mohammad Iqbal Khanday, from Dr. Prajapati Trivedi, Secretary (Performance Management), GOI and Chairman, National Authority Chemical Weapons Convention, Cabinet Secretariat, New Delhi.
Jammu and Kashmir State has already completed the implementation of the first round of RFD in a record time and has the distinction of achieving excellence in implementing various specific and critical aspects of RFD policy.
The Cabinet Secretariat having recognized the excellent performance of the State expressed deep appreciation for the effective leadership of the State Government particularly Chief Secretary Mohammad Iqbal Khanday in implementing the RFD. The Union Government presented a trophy to the State Government in recognition of its contribution.
At present, 80 departments of Government of India and 800 Responsibility Centers under these departments are covered by the RFD. In addition, 17 States are at various stages of implementing the RFD. To recognize the achievements in this regard, the Cabinet Secretariat decided to give the States an “Award for Excellence in Implementing RFD Policy”. Jammu and Kashmir was identified as one of the frontrunner States for this Award of Excellence for the “most expeditious implementation of RFD at State level”.
Union Secretaries, senior officers of 80 departments of the Government of India, members of Ad-hoc Task Force (ATF) and senior officers from the State participated in the symposium.