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Municipal Performance Index 2020

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Municipal Performance Index 2020:


Context:

Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry has released the Municipal Performance Index 2020.

  • It seeks to simplify and evaluate the complexities in local governance practice and promote the ethos of transparency and accountability.

Municipal Performance Index (MPI) 2020:

The MPI examined the sectoral performance of 111 municipalities (with Delhi being assessed separately for NDMC, and the three Municipal Corporations) across five verticals which comprise of 20 sectors and 100 indicators in all totality.

The five verticals under MPI are Services, Finance, Policy, Technology and Governance.

Ranking of cities:

The assessment framework under MPI 2020 has classified municipalities based on their population- Million+ (municipalities having over a million population) and Less than Million Population.

  1. In the Million+ category: Indore has emerged as the highest ranked municipality, followed by Surat and Bhopal.
  2. In the Less than Million category: New Delhi Municipal Council has emerged as the leader, followed by Tirupati and Gandhinagar.

InstaLinks:

Prelims Link:

  1. About MPI.
  2. Ranking Methodology.
  3. Top performers.

Mains Link:

Discuss the significance of recently released Urban Affairs Ministry’s Municipal Performance Index (MPI) 2020.

Sources: the Hindu.