Source: PIB & The Indian Express
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions launched the Good Governance Index on the occasion of Good Governance Day. The Good Governance Day is observed on the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
What is the Good Governance Index?
The Good Governance Index is a uniform tool across the States to assess the Status of Governance and the impact of various interventions taken up by the State Government and UTs.
Objectives of the index
- To provide quantifiable data to compare the state of governance in all states and UTs
- Enable states and UTs to formulate and implement suitable strategies for improving governance and shift to result-oriented approaches and administration.
Indicators & Sectors considered under GGI
The GGI takes into consideration ten sectors:
- Agriculture and Allied Sectors
- Commerce & Industries
- Human Resource Development
- Public Health
- Public Infrastructure & Utilities
- Economic Governance
- Social Welfare & Development
- Judicial & Public Security
- Environment and
- Citizen-Centric Governance.
These ten Governance Sectors are measured on a total of 50 indicators. Difference indicators are given different weightage under one Governance Sector to calculate the value. E.g. Under the Agriculture & Allied Sector, there are 6 indicators with different weightage, namely:
- The growth rate of agriculture and allied sector (0.4)
- The growth rate of food grains production (0.1)
- The growth rate of horticulture produce (0.1)
- The growth rate of milk production (0.1)
- The growth rate of meat production (0.1) and crop insurance (0.2).
The states and UTs are divided into three groups: a). The Big States, b). North-East & Hill States and c). UTs. The states and UTs are ranked on all indicators separately, at the same time composite ranking is also calculated for these states and UTs under their respective groups based upon these indicators.