Good Governance Index released 


🗓️ 26th December 2019

Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances and the Centre for Good Governance have released the “Good Governance Index 2019” which ranks the states and UTs on the basis of 10 sectors (which are sub-divided into 50 indicators). 

  • The index divides states and UTs in 3 categories – ‘big states’, ‘north-eastern & hilly’ areas and ‘UTs’.
  • The index was released on ‘Good Governance Day’ on December 25 on the birth anniversary of the 10th PM of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee. It was established in 2014. 

OVERALL RANKING 

Big States 

Top Ranker – Tamil Nadu 

Bottom – Jharkhand 

North-east and Hilly areas 

Top Ranker – Himachal Pradesh 

Bottom Ranker – Arunachal Pradesh 

UTs 

Top Ranker – Puducherry 

Bottom Ranker – Lakshadweep 

 

Ranking on parameters 

Parameters 

Category wise ranking (top states) 

 

BIG STATES 

NE & HILLY 

UTs 

Agriculture and allied services 

Madhya Pradesh 

Mizoram 

Daman and Diu 

Commerce and industries 

Jharkhand 

Uttarakhand 

Delhi 

Public Health 

Kerala 

Manipur 

Pondicherry 

Human Resource Development 

Goa 

Himachal Pradesh 

Pondicherry 

Public Infrastructure Ranking 

Tamil Nadu 

Himachal Pradesh 

Chandigarh 

Economic Governance 

Karnataka 

Uttarakhand 

Delhi  

Social Welfare and Development 

Chhattisgarh 

Meghalaya 

Daman and Diu 

Judicial and Public Security Ranking 

Tamil Nadu 

Himachal Pradesh 

Pondicherry 

Environment 

West Bengal  

Himachal Pradesh 

Chandigarh 

 

NOTE: – Jammu and Kashmir have been taken in the category of North-east and Hilly states because, while preparing the index, the data was available for the state of J&K and no separate data was available for Ladakh as UT.  

Parameters of this index: 

Agriculture and allied services 

 

Human Resource Development 

 

Social Welfare and Development 

 

Commerce and industries 

 

Public Infrastructure Ranking 

 

Judicial and Public Security Ranking 

 

Public Health 

Economic Governance 

Environment 

Citizen centric governance 

 

 

 

  • On this occasion, a number of initiatives have been taken by the government viz. 
  • the launch of Atal Bhujal Yojana (ATAL JAL), 
  • the naming of a tunnel under Rohtang Pass as Atal Tunnel and 
  • the launch of the Good Governance Index (GGI).
  • GGI is a tool to assess the status of governance and the impact of various interventions taken up by the State Government and UTs. 
  • Objectives of GGI areto determine the status of governance in the countryprovide quantifiable data to compare the State of Governance in the States and UTs, shift to result-oriented approaches and administration. 

Month: Current Affairs – December 2019 

Categories: National News

Important Points: Good Governance Index, Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Centre for Good Governance, Objectives of GGI, State of Governance , Atal Bhujal Yojana, Atal Tunnel

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