Performance Grading Index 2019-20 released

Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, approved release of the Performance Grading Index (PGI) 2019-20.

PGI 2019-20

  • PGI provides grading to States and Union Territories on the basis of 70 parameters to assess and catalyse transformational change in education.
  • 5 states & union territories namely Chandigarh, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Kerala attained highest grade (Grade A++) for 2019-20.
  • In comparison to previous year, report has improved across most of the states.
  • This year, 5 states attained Level II score of 901-950 which is Grade A or 1++.
  • Ladakh was graded for first time and was placed in Grade VII.
  • Meghalaya attained score of 601-650 which is Grade VI.
  • Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Punjab and Arunachal Pradesh improved their score by 20%.
  • 11 states or UTs have improved their score by 10% – 20%.
  • 10 states including Karnataka & Delhi have improved their score by 5% to 10%.

Background of PGI

PGI was first published in 2019 for 2017-2018. This exercise is done with the aim of undertaking multi-pronged interventions which could help various states and administration to reach desired goals in education. This report acts as a good source of information of best practices which are followed by States and UTs. Report seeks to help states or UTs to pinpoint areas of concerns & gaps and helps in effectively bridging them.

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