Performance Grading Index Report
Recently, the Ministry of Education (MoE) has released the ‘Performance Grading Index’ (PGI) 2019-20 report for the changes made in the education sector in all the states and union territories of the country.
‘Performance Grading Index-PGI’
- The ‘Performance Grading Index’ (PGI) report ranks all the states and union territories of the country by giving ‘grades’ to their performance on the basis of 70 indicators regarding ‘school education’.
- In the year 2019, the ‘Performance Grading Index’ was published for the first time with reference to 2017-18.
- The 70 indicators in the index are divided into 2 categories – Outcomes and Governance and management. In the first category, 4 areas have been included, and in the second category, 1 area has been included.
- The objective of ‘Performance Grading Index’ is to encourage adoption of best practices like online recruitment process and transfer of teachers, digital presence of students and teachers in the country.
- Through the grading system of ‘Performance Grading Index’, States and Union Territories will identify their shortcomings and try to design appropriate interventions to address these gaps.
Key points of the report
- According to the ‘Performance Grading Index’ 2021, Punjab, Chandigarh, Tamil Nadu, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Kerala have been given the highest grade (A++) for the year 2019-20.
- Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Rajasthan, Puducherry, Dadra and Nagar Haveli have been ranked in the ‘A+’ (A+) category.
- Punjab has got the highest marks in the category of ‘Administration and Management’. In this report, Bihar and Meghalaya have got the lowest marks in the infrastructure and facilities category.
Source – PIB