Performance Grading Index for Districts (PGI-D)

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Recently, the Department of School Education and Literacy (DoSE&L), Ministry of Education released the Performance Grading Index for Districts (PGI-D) combined report for 2020-21 & 2021-22.

About Performance Grading Index for Districts (PGI-D):


  • It assesses the performance of the school education system at the district level by creating an index for comprehensive analysis.
  • Based on the success of State PGI, 83-indicator based PGI for District (PGI-D) has been designed to grade the performance of all districts in school education.
  • The data is filled by districts through online portal.
  • It is expected to help the state education departments to identify gaps at the district level and improve their performance in a decentralized manner.
  • The indicator-wise PGI score shows the areas where a district needs to improve.
  • PGI-D report for 2018-19 and 2019-20 has been released so far, the current one is combined report for 2020-21 & 2021-22.
  • The PGI-D structure comprises of total weightage of 600 points across 83 indicators, which are grouped under 6 categories viz., Outcomes, Effective Classroom Transaction, Infrastructure Facilities & Student’s Entitlements, School Safety & Child Protection, Digital Learning and Governance Process.
  • These categories are further divided into 12 domains.
  • PGI-D grades the districts into ten grades viz., Highest achievable Grade is Daksh, which is for Districts scoring more than 90% of the total points in that category or overall.
  • The lowest grade in PGI-D is called Akanshi-3 which is for scores upto10% of the total points. Ultimate objective of PGI-D is to help the districts to priorities areas for intervention in school education and thus improve to reach the highest grade.


Q1) What is Digital learning?

Digital learning, also known as e-learning or online learning, refers to the use of digital technologies and resources to facilitate education and learning experiences. It involves the integration of technology into the learning process, providing learners with access to educational materials, resources, and interactive tools through digital platforms.

Source: Ministry of Education releases combined report on Performance Grading Index for Districts (PGI-D) for the year 2020-21 & 2021-22