Performance Grading Index of Indian States

08 June 2021 Current Affairs:The Union Education Minister has approved the release of the Performance Grading Index (PGI) 2019-20 for Indian States and Union Territories.

Highlights of the 2019-20 PGI:
♦ For 2019-20, Punjab, Chandigarh, Tamil Nadu, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and Kerala have the highest grade (A++).
♦ Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Puducherry, Punjab, and Tamil Nadu have improved their overall PGI score by 10%, i.e., by 100 points or more.
♦ Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, and Punjab have improved by 10% (8 points) or more in the PGI domain: Access.
♦ In the domain of PGI: Infrastructure and facilities, 13 states and UT have achieved an improvement of 10% (15 points) or more. Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Odisha have improved by 20% or more.
♦ Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, and Odisha have improved by more than 10% in the PGI domain: Equity.
♦ Nineteen states and Union territories have improved by 10% (36 points) or more in the PGI domain: Governance Process. Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Punjab, Rajasthan, and West Bengal have all shown at least a 20% improvement (72 points or more).
 

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