Smart city CEO seeks cooperation

ITANAGAR, Feb 16: Smart City Itanagar CEO Bhanu Prabha on Sunday sought cooperation from government departments and the residents of the capital complex in preparing the “ease of living index and the municipal performance index, so that the performance of Itanagar Smart City may be judged and improved amongst the cities in India.”
“The timeline set by the ministry for completion of the task is upto 29, February, 2020,” she said.
The ease of livability index will act as a guide to evidence-based policymaking and achieving broader developmental outcomes, including the sustainable development goals, besides comparing the outcomes achieved by the municipal bodies, giving the citizens an insight into the functioning of the local bodies, and promoting dialogue among the stakeholders.
“The index aims to assess the ease of living of citizens in the cities across three pillars of ease of living – quality of life, economic ability, and sustainability,” Prabha said.
The union housing & urban affairs ministry launched the first ever municipal performance index in 2019 to assess and analyze the performance of municipalities in all 100 smart cities and million-plus population cities, based on their defined sets of functions.
The assessment will involve examining the sectoral performance of municipalities as well as government departments under the ease of living index, which includes 20 sectors, such as education, health, sanitation, fiscal responsibility, transparency, accountability, etc.
Over 50 assessors have been deployed to collect and collate information from various departments and assist in uploading data and documents to the assessment protocol.
“We have collected information from various government departments, such as education, banks, medical, urban development, PHE, town planning, etc,” Prabha said.
The ‘citizen perception survey’, both online and offline, began on 1 January and will conclude on 29 February.
The details for providing feedback are available online at,, and