Good Governance Index, 2021 released on the occasion of Good Governance Day
Recently, on the occasion of Good Governance Day (25 December), the Good Governance Index (GGI) 2021 was released.
- It assesses the state of governance in the states and union territories. It enables the ranking of states/districts.
- Also provides a comparative analysis while developing a competitive spirit for improvement.
- It is a bi-annual (twice a year) exercise conducted by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances.
- The objective is to create a mechanism that can be used equally across States/UTs to assess the impact of various interventions undertaken by the Central and State Governments.
- The following ten sectors have been identified for the year 2020-21 under GGI.
Good governance index
- Agriculture and Allied Sectors
- Citizen Centric Governance
- Commerce and Industry
- Human Resource Development
- Judicial and Public Security
- Public Health
- Social Welfare and Development
- Public Infrastructure and Utilities
- Economic Governance
Key Features of the Index –
- Twenty states have improved their overall GGI scores as compared to the scores obtained in the index for the year 2019.
- Among Group A states, Gujarat topped the overall ranking, while Madhya Pradesh topped the Group B states.
- Delhi tops the ranking of Union Territories.
- Himachal Pradesh tops the ranking in the category of Northeast and Hill states.
Source – The Hindu