Nagaland: Nagaland has improved its Performance Grading Index among the states of India.
Performance Grading Index (PGI) 2019-20 for States and Union Territories of India, in which Punjab, Chandigarh, Tamil Nadu, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and Kerala occupy the highest grade (Grade A++) in 2019-20 in the field of school education was released by Ministry of Education (MoE) this Sunday.
Grades in PGI 2019-20 have improved in most states compared to the earlier years. Overall PGI score has risen by 10%, i.e., 100 or more points for the states, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Puducherry, Punjab, and Tamil Nadu.
And among all the 10 states, Nagaland (Grade IV) has improved its PGI score by 5% to 10%. Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Odisha have shown improvement by 20% or more. Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, and Odisha have shown more than 10% improvement in the PGI domain
A 70 PGI parameters set is established by the Govt. to catalyze transformational change in the field of school education.
The PGI 2019-20 for States/UTs is the third publication after 2017-18.
PGI exercise envisages that the index would propel States and UTs towards undertaking multi-pronged interventions that would bring about the much-desired optimal education outcomes. The gaps were indicated by PGI according to the prioritized areas for intervention to ensure that the school education system is robust at every level.
At most 13 States and UTs have shown improvement by 10% (15 points) or more in the PGI domain—Infrastructure and Facilities.