DILG assesses city gov’t performance PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 16 May 2014 11:38

The various offices of the city government yesterday underwent a rigorous assessment of its performance in its bid to earn the Seal of Good Local Governance from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

A four-person assessment team from the regional DILG office yesterday met with concerned department heads and focal persons to measure the city’s performance and practices.

The assessment will conclude today.

The Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) is a program of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) challenging all local government units (LGUs) to “continue good governance practices while providing better public service.”

The SGLG program took its roots from the successful run of the Seal of Good Housekeeping which measured an LGU’s compliance to the department’s Full Disclosure Policy, particularly in the areas of budget, revenues and procurement, among others, having no adverse findings from the Commission on Audit (COA), as well as meeting the requirements of Anti-Red Tape Act.

Under the SGLG program, LGUs are assessed and must pass three (3) core assessment areas: Good Financial Housekeeping, Social Protection and Disaster Preparedness. Moreover, LGUs must also excel in at least one of the following essential assessment areas: Business Friendliness and Competitiveness, Peace and Order, and Environmental Management.

LGUs that meet the program’s minimum criteria will be conferred with the SGLG as well as a package of incentives, such as the Performance Challenge Fund and access to other national performance-based programs. — Claudine Uniana