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Education index ranking:


The Ministry of Education has released the Performance Grading Index for 2019-20.

About the Performance Grading Index:

  1. PGI is a tool to grade all States and UTs on their performance across 70 indicators on school education.
  2. First published in 2019 with reference year 2017-18.
  3. The Indicators have been grouped into 2 Categories – Outcomes and Governance & Management with 4 Domains under the first category and 1 under the second.
  4. Objective: To encourage States & UTs to adopt best practices like online recruitment and transfer of teachers, electronic attendance of students & teachers.
  5. Significance: Grading system assists the States & UTs to identify gaps and design appropriate interventions to bridge them.

Latest findings:

  1. Punjab, Chandigarh, Tamil Nadu, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and Kerala occupy the highest grade A++ in 2019-20.
  2. Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Rajasthan, Puducherry, Dadra and Nagar Haveli are in the A+ category.
  3. Punjab has scored the maximum points for governance and management.
  4. Bihar and Meghalaya have scored the lowest in terms of infrastructure and facilities.


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Prelims Link:

  1. About PGI.
  2. Released by?
  3. Indicators used for ranking.
  4. Performance of states and UTs in the latest index.

Mains Link:

Discuss the significance of the index.

Sources: the Hindu.