Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Sunday approved the Performance Grading Index (PGI) 2019-20 for States and Union Territories (UTs), which is designed to catalyse transformational change in the field of school education
Kerala, Punjab, Chandigarh, Tamil Nadu and Andaman and Nicobar occupy the highest grade A++ in 2019-20 in the field of school education according to the Performance Grading Index (PGI) released on Sunday by the education ministry.
The grading index which analyses the performance of States on 70 parameters has put Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Rajasthan, Puducherry, Dadra and Nagar Haveli in the A+ category. Punjab has scored the maximum points for governance and management; Bihar and Meghalaya have scored the lowest in terms of infrastructure and facilities.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Odisha have shown marked improvements in the infrastructure domain between 2019-20 and 2018-19, indicating that the states and union territories have started to take action for improving their infrastructure and facilities, albeit by varying extent.
Thirteen states and UTs have shown improvement by 10 percent in the domain of infrastructure and facilities, the report said. While 19 states and UTs have shown improvement by 10 percent or more in the domain of governance process. Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Punjab, Rajasthan and West Bengal have improved by at least 20 percent, it said.