The Ministry of Education has recently released the Performance Grading Index (PGI) for States and Union Territories for 2020-21.
About Performance Grading Index (PGI) for 2020-21:
- It is a unique index for evidence-based comprehensive analysis of school education systems across States and UTs.
- The prime objective of PGI is to promote evidence-based policy-making and highlight course correction to ensure quality education for all.
- As per the index, a total of seven States and Union Territories namely Kerala, Punjab, Chandigarh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Andhra Pradesh have attained Level -2 grading in 2020-21.
- Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Andhra Pradesh are the new entrants with the highest achieved level.
- Union Territory Ladakh has made significant improvements in PGI from Level 8 to Level 4 in 2020-21.
- No state, however, has been able to attain the highest level of L1 so far.
- PGI 2020-21 classified the States and UTs into ten grades of which the highest achievable Grade is Level 1 for the states scoring more than 950 points out of a total of 1000 points.
- The lowest grade is Level 10 which is for a score below 551.
- The PGI structure comprises 1000 points across 70 indicators grouped into 2 categories viz.,
- Governance Management (GM).
- These categories are further divided into 5 domains, viz.,
- Learning Outcomes (LO),
- Access (A),
- Infrastructure and Facilities (IF),
- Equity (E) and
- Governance Process (GP).
Source : All India Radio