Assam ranks 13 in Overall PAI 2020 Index based on governance performance

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Published: October 31,2020 03:43 PM
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October 31, 2020: Public Affairs Centre (PAC) launched the Public Affairs Index 2020 (PAI 2020), the annual ranking of the states of India on governance performance.

October 31, 2020: Public Affairs Centre (PAC) launched the Public Affairs Index 2020 (PAI 2020), the annual ranking of the states of India on governance performance.



And Assam has ranked 13th position among 18 large states with a score of -0.671.



PAI 2020 is the assessment of the adequacy and quality of Governance in the states of India for the year 2019-2020.



The states are ranked on Governance performance based on a Composite Index. The governance performance is analysed in the context of sustainable development defined by 3 pillars – Equity, Growth and Sustainability; 5 Themes; 13 SDGs and 50 indicators.



Apart from the pillar-wise rankings and analysis, PAI 2020 also features an analysis of states’ performance over time (the five-year period 2015-2020) and inter-state comparisons on performance.



PAI 2020 was launched on Friday, October 30, 2020 in a virtual event. This is the 5th consecutive annual edition of the ranking of the Governance performance of the states in India.



The results of PAI 2020 are:



1. Kerala emerged the Best Governed State in the Large States Category



2. Goa emerged the Best Governed State in the Small States Category



3. Chandigarh emerged the Best Governed Union Territory in the Union Territory Category



A new aspect in PAI 2020 is the chapter on Delta Analysis – the results on state performance and ranking measured as the Delta value over the last five years from 2015-16 when the first PAI was released, to 2019-20, covered by PAI 2020. In brief, the Delta



Values show that:










        • In the large states’ category, in terms of Equity, Bihar followed by West Bengal, and Odisha who feature at the bottom of PAI 2020 are the top performers, while surprisingly Kerala, Punjab and Maharashtra feature at the bottom.

        • In the case of small states, Mizoram is the top performer, while Goa is placed at the bottom.

        • In the Growth pillar, Bihar, Assam and Odisha showed the highest improvement in the Delta value, while Kerala, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu feature at the bottom.

        • Among small states, Mizoram and Meghalaya have the highest growth with Manipur at the bottom. Himachal Pradesh ranks 2nd, but has the least improvement in the Delta value

        • In terms of Sustainability, Odisha and Haryana, show the highest improvement in the Delta value. Bihar, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Assam find places at the bottom of the Delta rankings.

        • Among small states, Goa is the top performer followed by Delhi and Tripura. Meghalaya and Mizoram feature at the bottom.