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Pune tops in improved quality governance: Survey

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has emerged as the top city to show improvement in quality of governance, according to a survey released on Wednesday.

The other cities that came in the top five include Kolkata, Thiruvananthapuram, and while Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Dehradun, and constituted the bottom five cities, said the survey conducted by

Janaagraha released its 5th edition of its Annual Survey of India's (ASICS), which evaluated the quality of in 23 major cities across 20 states based on 89 questions.

"ASICS does not measure quality of infrastructure and services such as and traffic, garbage, water, housing, sanitation and air pollution but instead measure the preparedness of cities to deliver high quality standards, and staffing, political leadership at the city level and transparency and citizen participation," said Anil Nair, Deputy Head, and Reforms at Janaagraha.

According to the study, stood out for showing steady improvement and moving six positions to fourth this year from tenth position in 2016 while two new cities added this year -- Guwahati and Vishakhapatnam -- showed disappointing results.

"Significant delay in conduct of in Vishakhapatnam and pulled down the scores in these cities because this also have a cascading effect on aspects such as formation of ward committees, gender representation in the council etc," said Janaagraha in a statement.

"The report underlines the need for sharp focus on or institutional reforms to city in our cities. This indicates slow progress on fixing which is worrisome given the pace at which is urbanising and the already poor state of public service delivery in our cities," it added.



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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 18:02 IST