Performance Grading Index UPSC | Govt launches 2019-20 Index : The Union Education Minister has approved the release of Performance Grading Index (PGI) 2019-20 for States and Union Territories. The PGI is a tool to provide insights on the status of school education in States and UTs including key levers that drive their performance and critical areas for improvement.
Why In News ?
- Performance Grading Index 2019-20, for States and Union Territories, has been released by the Education ministry.
Performance Grading Index UPSC | Govt launches 2019-20 Index
Key Points And Highlights
|Index||Performance Grading Index|
|Mninstry||Ministry Of Education|
|Nodal Department & Agency||Department of School Education and Literacy (DoSEL)|
|First Index Was Launched In||2017-18 ( For 2019 Year )|
Source of Information:
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)
- The information uploaded by the States and UTs on the Shagun portal of DoSEL
Key Findings of the Performance Grading Index 2019-20:
- Punjab scored highest: Punjab has recorded the highest score in the index with a total of 929 out of 1,000. This is a huge improvement from 769 in 2020.
- Punjab has overtaken Chandigarh which topped in the previous edition but has now dropped to 2nd place with a score of 912.
- Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Kerala have all scored higher than 90% in the Index for 2019-20.
- Gujarat drops from second to 8th place.
- Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh also saw a severe drop in their scores. Thus pushing both States to an overall performance that was worse than in the previous edition of the index.
- The new Union Territory of Ladakh was included separately for the first time in this edition and had the lowest score of just 545.
Methodology Used In Performance Grading Index
- The PGI is structured in two categories, namely, Outcomes and Governance & Management and comprises 70 indicators in aggregate with a total weightage of 1000.
- Domains under categories include: Access, Infrastructure & Facilities, Equity, Governance process.
Domain Wise Perfomance By Different States
- Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and Punjab have shown improvement of 10% or more in the ‘Access’ domain.
Infrastructure and Facilities:
- Thirteen states and UTs have shown improvement by 10% or more in ‘Infrastructure and Facilities’.
- while Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Odisha have improved their scores in the domain by 20% or more.
- In ‘Equity’, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Odisha have shown an improvement of more than 10%.
- 19 states have shown improvement by 10% or more.
- Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Punjab, Rajasthan and West Bengal have shown improvement by at least 20%.