Punjab, Chandigarh and Tamil Nadu top Performance Grading Index 2019-20 for school education

Punjab, Chandigarh, Tamil Nadu, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Kerala occupy the highest grade (Grade A++) in the Performance Grading Index (PGI) for school education for the 2019-20 academic year.

Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Sunday released the Performance Grading Index (PGI) 2019-20, which would help states and union territories pinpoint the gaps and accordingly prioritise areas of intervention to ensure that the school education system is robust at every level.
The Performance Grading Index is based on 70 parameters intended to catalyse transformational change in the field of school education.
The PGI for states and union territories was first published in 2019 with reference year 2017-18. The PGI : States/UTs for 2019-20 is the third publication in this series. The PGI exercise envisages that the index would propel states and UTs towards undertaking multi-pronged interventions that will bring about much-desired optimal education outcomes. 
Most of the states/UTs have improved their grade in PGI 2019-20 compared to the earlier years.
Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Puducherry, Punjab and Tamil Nadu have improved overall PGI score by 10 per cent, ie, 100 or more points.
Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and Punjab have shown improvement by 10 per cent (8 points) or more in the PGI domain (Access).
As many as 13 states and UTs have shown improvement by 10 per cent (15 points) or more in the PGI domain (Infrastructure and Facilities). Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Odisha have shown improvement by 20 per cent or more. 
Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Odisha have shown more than 10 per cent improvement in the PGI domain (Equity).
Nineteen states and UTs have shown improvement by 10 per cent (36 points) or more in the PGI domain (Governance Process). Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Punjab, Rajasthan and West Bengal have shown improvement by at least 20 per cent (72 points or more).