Performance Grading Index, PGI 2019-20

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 The PGI exercise envisages that the index would propel states and UTs towards undertaking multi-pronged interventions that will bring about much-desired optimal education outcomes.

 

Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank today approved the release of the Perforance Grading Index or PGI 2019-20. The index grades States and Union Territories on a set of 70 parameters to assess and catlyse transformational change in the field of education. 5 states and union territories namely Punjab, Chandigarh, Tamil Nadu, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Kerala occupy the highest grade (Grade A++) for 2019-20.

 

First published in 2019 for the year 2017-18, PGI as an exercise aims to undertake multi-pronged interventions that could help various states and administration to reach the desired goals vis a vis education. The report also helps as a good source of information of best practices followed by other States and UTs. The aim is to help states/ UTs to pinpoint the areas of concerns and learning gaps and effectively bridge them.

PGI 2019-2020: Summary

In comparison to previous year, PGI 2018-19 report show improvement across most of the states. For the first time, 5 states have attained Level II score of 901-950 which is Grade A or 1++. Ladakh (which is graded for the first time) is placed in Grade VII) and Meghalaya which is Grade VI have been graded in 601-650.

 

3 States/UTs – namely Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Punjab and Arunachal Pradesh have improved their score by 20% while 11 states/UTs have improved their score by 10% - 20%. 10 states including Karnataka and NCT of Delhi have registered an improvement of 5% to 10% in their PGI score. The Grade wise lists of various States/ UTs for PGI 2019-20 is provided below. Read Full Report here. 

Grade/ Scores Names of States/ UTs
Level I 9951 - 1000)  Nil
Level II (901 - 950), Grade I ++ Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Punjab, Kerala, Tamil Nadu
Level III (851 - 900) Grade I+ Dadra * Nagar Haveli, Gujarat, Haryana, Maharashtra, NCT of Delhi, Ppuducherry, Rajasthan
Level IV (801-850) Grade I  Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Daman & Diu, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Odisha, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh
Level V (751 - 800) Grade II Goa, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Sikkim, Telangana
Level VI (701 - 750) Grade III Assam, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram
Level VII (651 - 700) Grade IV Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Nagaland
Level VIII (601 - 650) Grade V Meghalaya
Level XI (551 - 600) Grade VI Nil
Level X (0 - 550) Grade VII Ladakh

Overall, Nineteen States and UTs have shown improvement by 10% (36 points) or more in the PGI domain: Governance Process. Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Punjab, Rajasthan and West Bengal have shown improvement by at least 20% (72 points or more).

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