Recently, the Ministry of Education (MOE), Government of India has released the report on the Performance Grading Index 2.0 for State/UTs for the year 2021-22, evaluating the performance of the State and UTS.
- The Performance Grading Index (PGI) is a scoring system that evaluates the performance of State and UTs in school education based on various indicators across different domains, such as learning outcomes, access, infrastructure, equity and governance process.
The PGI Data Collection
- The data for the PGI is collection from sources such as the Unified District Information System for Education Plus (UDISE+), National Achievement Survey (NAS), and information provided by the Management Information System (MIS) co- ordinations in each State/UTs, PM POSHAN Portal, PRABAND Portal and Vidyanjali Portal.
Categories and Domains
- The PGI 2.0 is divided into six domains:
- Learning Outcomes (LO),
- Access (A),
- Infrastructure and Facilities (IF)
- Governance Process (GP)
- Equity (E).
- Teacher’s Education and Training (TE&T)
- The report has 10 grades under which districts are categorized,
Note: None of the States/UTs achieved the top grades in the latest edition. Only two State/UTs, namely Punjab and Chandigarh have attained Grade Prachesta-2 (Score 641-700). Andhra Pradesh has secured Grade 8 (Category: Akanshi-1) in PGI 2.0.