Recently, the Union Minister of Education has released the Performance Grading Index (PGI) 2019-20 for states and union territories.
- Punjab, Chandigarh, Tamil Nadu, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Kerala occupy the highest grade (Grade A++) for 2019-20.
- Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Puducherry, Punjab and Tamil Nadu have improved overall PGI score by 10%, i.e., 100 or more points.
- Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and Punjab have shown improvement by 10% (8 points) or more in the PGI domain of ‘Access’.
- As many as thirteen States and UTs have shown improvement by 10% (15 points) or more in the PGI domain of ‘Infrastructure and Facilities’.
- Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Odisha have shown improvement by 20% or more.
- Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Odisha have shown more than 10% improvement in the PGI domain of ‘Equity’.
- Nineteen States and UTs have shown improvement by 10% (36 points) or more in the PGI domain of ‘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).
Back to Basics
About Performance Grading Index (PGI)
- It is a set of 70 parameters to catalyse transformational change in the field of school education.
- It was first published in 2019 with reference year 2017-18.
- It is designed by Department of School Education and Literacy (DoSEL).
Significance of Performance Grading Index (PGI)
- It envisages that the index would propel States and UTs towards undertaking multi-pronged interventions that will bring about the much-desired optimal education outcomes.
- It helps the States/UTs to pinpoint the gaps and accordingly prioritise areas for intervention to ensure that the school education system is robust at every level.
It is expected to act as a good source of information for best practices followed by States and UTs which can be shared.
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