Good Governance Index 2021 released on the occasion of Good Governance Day

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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

  1. Agriculture and Allied Sectors
  2. Citizen Centric Governance
  3. Commerce and Industry
  4. Environment
  5. Human Resource Development
  6. Judicial and Public Security
  7. Public Health
  8. Social Welfare and Development
  9. Public Infrastructure and Utilities
  10. 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

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