Union Education Minister approved the Performance Grading Index (PGI) 2019-20 for States and Union Territories
The Performance Grading Index (PGI)
- The Government has introduced the Performance Grading Index with a set of 70 parameters to catalyse transformational change in the field of school education.
- The PGI for States and Union Territories was first published in 2019 with reference year 2017-18.
- The PGI States/UTs for 2019-20 is the third publication in this series.
- The PGI exercise envisages that the index would propel States and UTs towards undertaking multi-pronged interventions that will bring about the much-desired optimal education outcomes.
- The PGI helps the States/UTs to pinpoint the gaps and accordingly prioritise areas for intervention to ensure that the school education system is robust at every level.
- The information on the indicators are drawn from data available with the DoSEL from
- The Unified District Information System for Education (UDISE).
- National Achievement Survey (NAS) of NCERT.
- Mid Day Meal website.
- Public Financial Management System (PFMS) and
- The information uploaded by the States and UTs on the Shagun Portal.
Key findings (performance of the states)
- Punjab, Chandigarh, Tamil Nadu, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Kerala occupy the highest grade (Grade A++) for 2019-20.
- Most of the States/UTs have improved their grade in PGI 2019-20 compared to the earlier years.
- Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Puducherry, Punjab and Tamil Nadu have improved overall PGI score by 10%, i.e., 100 or more points.
- Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and Punjab have shown improvement by 10% (8 points) or more in the PGI domain: Access.
- As many as thirteen States and UTs have shown improvement by 10% (15 points) or more in the PGI domain: Infrastructure and Facilities.
- Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Odisha have shown improvement by 20% or more.
- Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Odisha have shown more than 10% improvement in the PGI domain: Equity.
- Nineteen States and UTs have shown improvement by 10% (36 points) or more in the PGI domain: Governance Process.
- Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Punjab, Rajasthan and West Bengal have shown improvement by at least 20% (72 points or more).