• DISHA Committee

Monitoring of schemes has always been the common criticism for poor implementation of all the schemes and programmes. It was with this intention that District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee (DISHA) was constituted under the chairmanship of Member of Parliament with a view to fulfill the objective of ensuring better coordination among all the elected representatives in Parliament, State Legislatures and Local Governments (Panchayati Raj Institutions, Municipal Bodies), in monitoring the progress of major projects aimed at socio- economic transformation at the district level. Through this unique dispensation, inter alia, following are the key objectives envisaged to be achieved

Disha Dashboard

With a view to optimize the outcomes from the Disha review mechanism, Disha Dashboard has been conceptualized. It aims to create a data driven governance solution for elected representatives for planning, monitoring and evaluating multiple parameters of various schemes under DISHA.

The DISHA application with 6 schemes of 3 Ministries integrated to it, was launched as a single source of information in respect of schemes run by various Ministries. Eventually it will cover the key parameters of all the 42 identified Programs/Schemes of the participating Ministries/Department.

The DISHA Dashboard aims at creating a data-driven governance solution for elected representatives for planning, monitoring and evaluating multiple parameters of various schemes under DISHA.

The Dashboard envisages to create a one stop dashboard for 42schemes of 21ministries/departments with various views Revenue (District/Block), Constituencies (PC/AC/GP) cluster (Mission Antyodaya) and 115 Backward District.

The DISHA application will be a single source of relevant information to DISHA Stakeholders, eventually covering all the 42 identified programmes and schemes of the participating Ministries and Departments.

The features of DISHA Dashboard are as follows:

  1. Access: The DISHA Dashboard will allow viewing of the data coming in from various schemes dynamically, which gets updated periodically.
  2. Users: The DISHA Dashboard will have multiple users as per their respective areas of jurisdiction. To illustrate, MPs and MLAs will be able to look at the data at the PC and AC levels in their areas of jurisdiction. MPs would be able to drill down to the PC level and MLAs will be able to drill down to the AC level and up to a village or Gram Panchayat level.
  3. Periodicity of Data: The DISHA Dashboard will show historic data (wherever possible). The data will be updated as the MIS gets updated.
  4. Granularity: The dashboard will have the following drill down flow to show the most granular data for a scheme, subject to availability.
  5. Views:Users such as MPs and MLAs will be able to see information on pre-set indicators. The indicators can be viewed as a set of widgets or on a map to be compared over time and regions.

Question. Lack of coordination and synergy aming the Government schemes has always been cited as one of the major reasons for their poor performance. What steps have been taken in this direction? [150 Words]