• On the occasion of the Good Governance Day (25th December), the government released the Good Governance Index 2021.
  • The index was prepared by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.
  • Earlier this year, India was ranked 49th in the Chandler Good Government Index (CGGI).

Important point:

  • GGI is a comprehensive and implementable framework to assess the State of Governance across the States and UTs which enables ranking of States/Districts.
  • The objective of GGI is to create a tool that can be used uniformly across the States to assess the impact of various interventions taken up by the Central and State Governments including UTs.
  • Based on the GGI Framework, the Index provides a comparative picture among the States while developing a competitive spirit for improvement.
  • The GGI 2021 says that 20 States have improved their composite GGI scores over the GGI 2019 index scores.
  • The GGI is envisaged as a biannual exercise.

Basis of the Ranking:

  1. It is based on ten sectors and 58 indicators. The sectors are
  2. Agriculture and Allied Sectors
  3. Commerce & Industries
  4. Human Resource Development
  5. Public Health
  6. Public Infrastructure & Utilities
  7. Economic Governance
  8. Social Welfare & Development
  9. Judicial & Public Security
  10. Environment
  11. Citizen-Centric Governance


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