AAINA Dashboard for Cities

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Recently, the ‘AAINA Dashboard for Cities’ portal has been made live by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA).

About AAINA Dashboard for Cities

  • It would serve as a tool for comparing similarly placed Urban Local Bodies (ULBs ) and promoting peer learning amongst ULBs.
  • This dashboard will inspire the ULBs by pointing to possibilities and areas of improvement and providing them the opportunity to learn and engage with frontrunners.
  • It aims to create a robust database of the key performance metrics of Urban Local Bodies, which could be accessed by all stakeholders, and subsequently would open for public view once it gets populated.
  • Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) across the country can participate in this pioneering initiative to voluntarily submit their key data on a regular basis, through a simple, easy-to-fill, data entry form on the portal.
  • Objectives of the AAINA Dashboard are to help cities to
    • See how they are faring vis-à-vis other cities.
    • Inspire them by pointing to possibilities and areas of improvement and
    • Providing opportunity to learn and engage with frontrunners.
  • The Dashboard will present the data submitted by the ULBs on the basis of indicators across five broad pillars namely,
    • Political & Administrative Structure,
    • Finance
    • Planning,
    • Citizen Centric Governance and
    • Delivery of Basic Services.
  • The ULBs will submit their data, including audited accounts, and self-reported performance metrics by logging in to the dashboard’s portal.
  • ULBs would be free to update the information initially provided by them, anytime on the portal as per need.
  • The Dashboard has been envisaged as a permanent platform for ULB related data, that would be updated on a regular basis.
  • The Ministry through Digital India Corporation will provide handholding support to ULBs / States in the data submission process on a need basis.
  • Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

Q1) What are Urban Local Bodies (ULBs)?

These refer to the governing bodies responsible for local governance in urban areas. They are institutions that manage and administer specific cities, municipalities, or urban regions. ULBs play a crucial role in the development, maintenance, and management of urban infrastructure, services, and amenities.

Source: AAINA Dashboard for Cities’ portal launched