PGI Index 2021-22: Punjab, Chandigarh top in school education; no state in top four categories

On the Performance Grading Index, Delhi, Kerala follow. Each state and UT was scored out of 1,000; the top 2 scored 701–760 points.

Punjab, Chandigarh tops the Performance Grading Index released by education ministry on Friday (Image: Wikimedia Commons)Punjab, Chandigarh tops the Performance Grading Index released by education ministry on Friday (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Atul Krishna | July 7, 2023 | 06:45 PM IST

NEW DELHI: Punjab and Chandigarh have emerged the best performing state and union territory in the Performance Grading Index (PGI) 2021-22 released by the education ministry on Friday. The PGI report is the result of an annual evaluation by the education ministry which rates the performance of states in school education.

However, no state or union territory made it to the top four categories of the Index. The index has a maximum of 1,000 points and the topmost category requires a tleast 941 points.

Punjab and Chandigarh are both in the 641 – 700 point category. They are followed by Delhi and Kerala.

PGI Index revised

This year’s Education Performance Grading Index (PGI) report uses different metrics from last year and states and union territories are scored out of a total of 1,000 points. They are then placed in 10 categories or levels based on performance.

PGI Index categories

Category

Score range

Daksh

941 - 1000

Utkarsh

881 - 940

Atti – Uttam

821 – 880

Uttam

761 - 820

Prachesta – 1

701 – 760

Prachesta - 2

641 – 700

Prachesta - 3

581 - 640

Akanshi - 1

521 - 580

Akanshi - 2

461 - 520

Akanshi - 3

401 - 460

The new PGI structure ranks states across 73 indicators grouped into two categories: outcomes, and governance management. These categories are further divided into six domains: learning outcomes; access; infrastructure and facilities; equity; governance process; teachers education and training. Each state and union territory was then scored out of 1,000 on each of these parameters or domains.

PGI Index: Most top states in ‘Prachesta 2’

Apart from Punjab and Chandigarh, the top performing states and union territories are Gujarat, Kerala, Maharashtra, Delhi, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu. All of these states were put into the 641 – 700 point category.

Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Mizoram emerged as the worst-performing states in the PGI report. All three states were put in the 401 - 460 point category.

Delhi was the only state or union territory to get into the highest category for any domain. Delhi was in the top category (941 - 1000) for both access and equity.

Here are the top 10 best performing states according to PGI 2021-22.

Sl No

State

Points

1

Chandigarh

659

2

Punjab

647.4

3

Delhi

636.2

4

Kerala

609.7

5

Gujarat

599

6

Puducherry

592.7

7

Tamil Nadu

590.4

8

Maharashtra

583.2

9

Haryana

577.9

10

Rajasthan

577.5


Last year, Kerala, Punjab, Chandigarh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan and Guajrat were the best performing states. These states were categorised at Level 2 of the PGI report for which states have to have an overall score of 901-950. This year’s PGI report, however, uses a different system and hence is “not comparable” with previous editions, according to the education ministry.

The PGI for states and UTs was first released in 2017-18.

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