The Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has released the Performance Grading Index (PGI) 2019-20 for states/UTs today. Punjab, Chandigarh, Tamil Nadu, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Kerala have been ranked as the highest grade for 2019-20.
The PGI was first published in 2019 with 2017-18 as reference year. The government introduced the index with a set of 70 parameters to catalyse transformational change in the field of school education.
The PGI exercise envisages that the index would propel states/UTs towards undertaking multi-pronged interventions that will bring about optimal education outcomes. The PGI helps pinpoint gaps and accordingly prioritise areas for intervention to ensure that the school education system is robust at every level.