Gujarat, Rajasthan, Andhra enter membership of finest performing states in class training index2 min read
Kerala, Punjab, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh have emerged as the very best performers in class training throughout indicators corresponding to studying outcomes, fairness and infrastructure within the 2020-21 Performance Grade Index (PGI) of the Ministry of Education.
These six states and the UT of Chandigarh have been positioned at level-II of the index, which was launched by the Centre in 2017-18.
The index measures the performances of states and UTs on a uniform scale and helps them in prioritising areas for intervention. Since its launch, no state or UT has attained level-I.
Last 12 months, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and the UTs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Chandigarh had been on level-II, for which states/UTs want to attain 901 or above out of 1,000.
Gujarat, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh are the brand new entrants to level-II.
“The maximum and minimum scores obtained by the states in 2020-21 are 928 (Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab) and 669 (Arunachal Pradesh), respectively,” the index report famous. “The deviation between the maximum and minimum scores obtained by states is 259 or 39 %, of the minimum points, indicating that Arunachal Pradesh has to put more efforts to reach the top slot.”
The index is drawn up primarily based on 70 indicators masking the areas of studying outcomes, entry, infrastructure and amenities, fairness, and governance course of. It sourced information from NAS 2017 and UDISE 2020-21.
The states and UTs on level-III (851-900) are Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Puducherry, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, West Bengal, Lakshadweep, Delhi, and Odisha.
The report said, “The PGI evaluation classifies States and UTs into grade/levels, as opposed to ranking. Grading allows several States and UTs to be considered at the same level, eliminating the phenomenon of one improving only at the cost of others…”