During the past few decades despite duly elected governments running the state of affairs in the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir, the governance system here had become totally irresponsive most probably due to failure of successive representative governments to understand and realize the ground realities and the miseries faced by the common man. However, in the newly created Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir during the ongoing tenure of incumbent Lieutinant Governor Manoj Sinha for the first time the people are feeling that the system of governance has become quite responsive and it would not be wrong to state that it has undergone a drastic transformation with all round development having become the key word for governance not only on papers but getting translated on ground in letter and spirit. Undoubtedly one can feel the difference with the unprecedented pace of decision making ever unheard of in the erstwhile state. The Lt Governor and his team seem to be fully determined in rebooting the unresponsive system and of course much success has been achieved in this direction. Though the initiative of rebooting is evident from the fact that orders are being issued categorically to address each and every issue without delay including recruitment process, self employment initiatives besides announcing a slew of new policies and SOPs to end the long struggle of youth to get employed besides asserting to end the scourge of corruption as was done by cancelling the selection process/ lists which prima facie were found to be the result of scams or job rackets. Despite all these efforts, in order to ensure embedding of good governance for the benefit of people, the same would prove to be fruitful only if the established healthy governance is carried further for a prolonged period with the same tempo and spirit. It is a fact that various Chief Ministers of the erstwhile State of J&K had made multiple promises before taking over the reins of then state but failed in delivering up to people’s expectations most probably because of remaining busy in their other vested pursuits  and cat and mice play. One can’t help but acknowledging the fact that the incumbent Lieutinant Governor deserves full credit for making relentless efforts right from day one to bring the governance in this Union Territory back on rails and that too by ensuring that the results are delivered as per expectations of the common people of this UT who had suffered immensely even when their elected representatives were in the governance. The promises of good governance made to the people before elections in the erstwhile State failed every time due to the orthodox seniors’ coterie dominating the cabinet who could clearly sense the potential of losing enormous bounties in case good governance ruled the roost. As of today the people of this sensitive Union Territory are clearly feeling the pulse of good governance due to vigorous and relentless efforts of the incumbent Lieutinant Governor Manoj Sinha who is virtually on the heels 24X7 to ensure that those who are crying hoarse for restoration of Statehood and elections to the Assembly at least learn the skills of good governance before entering the Assembly after the impending elections are held. It is hoped that whenever the duly elected Govt takes the reins of this UT, it takes cue from the present LG led Administration leaving no scope for reversal of the achievements in terms of good governance besides adding further gloss to it so that States and UTs across the nation emulate J&K’s good governance model.