News:Minister of State for Public Grievances and Pensions has launched Good Governance Index on the occasion of Good Governance Day.
About Good Governance Index:
- The Good Governance Index is a uniform tool to assess the status of governance and impact of various interventions taken up by State governments and Union Territories.
- The index was launched by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances and the Centre for Good Governance.
- The States are assessed on performance in 10 sectors namely (1)agriculture and allied sectors (2)commerce and industries (3)human resource development (4)public health (5)public infrastructure and utilities (6)economic governance (7)social welfare and development, (8)judicial and public security (9)environment and (10)citizen-centric governance.
Key takeaways from the index:The index has divided States and UTs into three groups namely Big States, North-East and Hill States and Union Territories.
- Tamil Nadu has topped the Good Governance Index among the Big states,
- It was followed by Maharashtra, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh.
North East and Hill States:
- Himachal Pradesh was ranked first followed by Uttarakhand, Tripura, Mizoram and Sikkim.
- The worst performers in this group are Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh coming last.
- Puducherry is the best governed Union Territory followed by Chandigarh and Delhi. Lakshadweep is the worst performing UT.