Good Governance Index 2021 – UPSC Prelims

Good Governance Index 2021:
  • Good Governance Index 2021 has been prepared by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG).
  • Aim: To create a tool that can be used uniformly across the States to assess the impact of various interventions taken up by the Central and State Governments, including UTs.
  • Sectors: The index covers ten sectors and 58 indicators. The sectors are:
    • Agriculture and Allied Sectors
    • Commerce & Industries
    • Human Resource Development
    • Public Health
    • Public Infrastructure & Utilities
    • Economic Governance
    • Social Welfare & Development
    • Judicial & Public Security
    • Environment
    • Citizen-Centric Governance.
  • Categories: The index categorises States and UTs into four categories, i.e.
    • Other States – Group A;
    • Other States – Group B;
    • North-East and Hill States; and
    • Union Territories.
Key Findings:
  • Gujarat has topped the composite ranking in the Index followed by Maharashtra and Goa.
  • Delhi has topped the Union territories composite ranking category.
  • Around 20 states have improved their composite GGI scores over the GGI 2019 index scores.
  • States and UTs such as UP, Jharkhand, Mizoram and J&K have shown incremental growth.
  • Analysis of scoring also suggests that there is a very marginal difference among the states in their composite governance scores. This indicates that overall governance in the states of India is moving in a positive direction.

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