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Data Governance Quality Index

Published on October 04, 2020
Current Context: The Data Governance Quality Index (DGQI) was conducted by Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office (DMEO), NITI Aayog.
Data Governance Quality Index
  • DGQI is conducted to analyse and assess the performance of various ministries and departments on the implementation of Central Sector Schemes (CS) and Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS). 
  • The survey assesses data preparedness based on various standards for various ministries and departments. 
  • The survey aims to have an healthy competition among departments and ministries so as to promote cooperative peer learning practices to attain their best performances.  
  • As per the analysis from the Data Governance Quality Index (DGQI), the Department of Fertilisers marked the 2nd position among 16 ministries and departments.
  • The Department of Fertilisers also secured 3rd rank position among 65 ministries and departments with a score of 4.11 out of scale of 5. 
  • The Department of Fertilisers comes under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers.
  • To generate this scorecard on based on various parameters of analysis, DMEO, NITI Aayog conducted a survey exercise named as ‘Self-assessment based review of data preparedness levels’. 
  • For this survey exercise, an online questionnaire was framed under the 6 themes of DGQI: (1) Data Generation (2) Data Quality (3) Usage of Technology (4) Data Analysis, use and Dissemination (5) Data Security (6) HR Capacity and Case Studies.
  • To each of these themes, weightage was assigned and sub-weightage to each question of each theme to give a final DGQI score between 0-5 for every scheme. 
  • Ministries or Departments were classified in 6 categories namely : (1) Administration (2) Strategies (3) Infrastructure (4) Social (5) Economic (6) Scientific
  • Inputs were collected from 65 ministries and departments implementing 250 CS and CSS schemes and their scores were calculated accordingly. 
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of NITI Aayog: New Delhi
    • CEO of NITI Aayog: Amitabh Kant
    • Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog: Rajiv Kumar
    • Chairman of NITI Aayog: Narendra Modi
    • Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilisers: D V Sadananda Gowda


Q.1 What is the rank position of Department of Fertilisers in Data Governance Quality Index (DGQI), among 16 ministries and departments?
a. 2nd
b. 1st
c. 4th
d. 3rd

Q.2 Who among the following conducts Data Governance Quality Index (DGQI)?
a. RBI
b. Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office (DMEO), NITI Aayog
c. National Development Council

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