The Department of Ports, Shipping and Waterways ranked 2nd in the Data Governance Quality Index

The Department of Ports, Shipping and Waterways ranked 2nd in the Data Governance Quality Index
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The Department of Ports, Shipping and Waterways is ranked 2nd among departments/departments in the Data Governance Quality Index survey report.

MoPSW ranks second among the 66 ministries with a score of 4.8/5

Conducted by DMEO and NITI Ayog, this survey is designed to assess the performance of various departments/departments in implementing Central Sector Schemes (CS) and Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS).

The Department of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW) has achieved a remarkable feat, earning second place out of 66 ministries in the highly influential Data Governance Quality Index (DGQI) assessment for the third quarter of 2022-2023. The Department achieved an impressive score of 4.7 out of 5, further demonstrating the Department’s commitment to excellence in data governance.

Conducted by the Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office (DMEO), NITI Aayog, the DGQI survey aims to measure the maturity level of administrative data systems and their use in the decision-making of different ministries and departments on the implementation of central sector programs (CS). and Centrally Sponsored Programs (CSS). It also identifies reforms to reach the frontier of seamless data exchange and its synergistic use within the ministry, while defining clear ways to achieve these goals. The DGQI assessment covers six key themes, including data generation, data quality, use of technology, data analysis, use and dissemination, data security and HR capacity, and case studies.

MoPSW’s success in the DGQI assessment is supported by the concerted efforts of the National Technology Center for Ports, Waterways and Coasts at IIT Madras, which has been tasked with improving MoPSW’s Management Information System (MIS) in accordance with DGQI standards. Specifically, the NTCPWC is being developed under Sagarmala by MoPSW as a technology branch of MoPSW. The DGQI evaluated the MIS portals for five MoPSW programs – Sagarmala, Research and Development, Maritime, ALHW, IWAI and IWT – to improve data flow, increase data quality and integrate new technologies such as AI/ML.

The impact of data-driven decision-making was significant for MoPSW as it enabled the department to identify reforms and achieve its desired goals to improve the delivery framework of government policies, plans and programs.

Referring to the Ministry’s performance, Union Ministers MoPSW and AYUSH Shri Sarbananda Sonowal stated, “The efforts of DMEO, Niti Aayog to issue such a ministry/departmental testimony are highly commendable.” Improve plans and programs to achieve desired goals.” The data-driven approach allows policymakers to accurately identify trends, opportunities and areas for improvement. With reliable data, government departments can make informed decisions that lead to better outcomes for citizens. Additionally, data-driven decision-making is cost-effective and increases transparency, making it easier to track program and policy progress. The Ministry’s commitment to data-driven decision-making is a testament to its commitment to serving the people of India effectively. By leveraging data and technology, MoPSW has set a high standard for other ministries and departments to emulate.

Source: News Network

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