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AAINA Dashboard for Cities’ Portal

Why is it in the news?

  • The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has launched the ‘AAINA Dashboard for Cities’ portal.
  • The portal serves as a platform for Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) across India to voluntarily submit key data regularly, including audited accounts and self-reported performance metrics, by logging into the dashboard’s portal. This data submission is voluntary, emphasizing a participatory approach.

 

Information collection on five thematic areas

  • Political and Administrative
  • Finance
  • Planning
  • Citizen Centric Governance
  • Delivery of Basic Services

 

Objectives of AAINA Dashboard

  • Allow cities to compare their performance with other cities.
  • Inspire cities by identifying areas of improvement and possibilities.
  • Provide opportunities for learning and engagement with leading cities.
  • Importantly, the dashboard does not rank Urban Local Bodies (ULBs).

 

Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in India:

·       Local governments in Indian cities are established under the 74th Amendment Act, which promotes democratic decentralization in urban areas.

·       State legislatures have the authority to enact taxes and levies that support the budgets of local governments.

·       ULBs encompass various types, including municipal corporations, municipalities, notified area committees, and town area committees, each catering to cities or towns with specific population criteria.

·       ULBs are responsible for various functions related to city development, such as welfare, public health, safety, infrastructure development, and other urban development activities.

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