Good Governance Index


Good Governance Index:

 

  • On Dec 25, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions launched the Good Governance Index (GGI).
  • The day was declared Good Governance Day by Prime Minister Modi in 2014.
  • The index is a tool to assess the status of governance and the impact of various interventions taken up by the State Government and UTs.

 

Objective:

  • To provide quantifiable data to compare the state of governance in all states and UTs.
  • To enable states and UTs to formulate and implement suitable strategies for improving governance.
  • To shift to result-oriented approaches and administration.

 

How GCI calculated?

  • The GGI takes into consideration 10 sectors — agriculture and allied sectors, commerce and industries, human resource development, public health, public infrastructure and utilities, economic governance, social welfare & development, judicial and public security, environment and citizen-centric governance.
  • These 10 governance sectors are further measured on a total of 50 indicators. These indicators are given different weightage under one governance sector to calculate the value.
  • The states and UTs are divided into three groups — big states, north-east and hill states, and Union territories.

 

 Key findings:

  • Top performers among the big states: Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. The bottom six states are Odisha, Bihar, Goa, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand.
  • Among the North-East & Hill States: Top 3 states are Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Tripura. The bottom 3 states are Meghalaya, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Pondicherry leads among the UTs followed closely by Chandigarh with Delhi bagging the third spot. Lakshadweep is at the bottom among the UTs.
  • Sector-wise ranking: In the environment sector:
  • The top three states are West Bengal, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
  • The bottom 3 states are Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Goa.
  • Judicial and public security ranking: West Bengal is at the bottom two in the judicial and public security ranking. Tamil Nadu tops the chart here.
  • Economic governance: Karnataka is at the top under the economic governance category.
  • Health: Kerala is at the top in the public health sector.

 

 

 

 

 

Source: PIB, TH