Performance Grading Index for Districts (PGI-D) – Current Updates (July, 2023)

The Department of School Education and Literacy (DoSE&L) has taken a significant step towards improving the education system with the release of the Performance Grading Index for Districts (PGI-D). This comprehensive report, conducted by the Ministry of Education, aims to assess and enhance the performance of schools at the district level. 

Understanding PGI-D 

The Performance Grading Index for Districts (PGI-D) is a groundbreaking report that evaluates the effectiveness of the education system in different districts across the country. 

Insights from the PGI-D 

  1. Scale of Education: The Indian Education System boasts an impressive network, with approximately 14.9 lakh (or 1,490,000) schools catering to around 26.5 crore (or 265 million) students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds. 
  1. Educators’ Strength: To support this vast educational landscape, there are approximately 95 lakh (or 9.5 million) dedicated teachers working tirelessly to impart knowledge and shape young minds. 
  1. PGI-D Structure: The PGI-D utilizes an 83-indicator-based grading system that falls under six categories and 12 domains. These categories include Outcomes, Effective Classroom Transaction, Infrastructure Facilities & Student’s Entitlements, School Safety & Child Protection, Digital Learning, and Governance Process. 
  1. Grading System: The PGI-D grades districts on a scale of ten. The highest grade, Daksh, is achieved by districts scoring over 90% of the total points, while the lowest grade, Akanshi-3, represents scores up to 10% of the total points. 

Objective and Impact 

The ultimate objective of the PGI-D is to empower districts to identify and prioritize areas requiring intervention to enhance their performance. By focusing on the identified domains and categories, districts can take proactive measures to improve educational outcomes, ensuring a holistic and quality learning experience for students. 



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