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About Performance Grading Index PGI

Focus: GS II: Education

Why in News?

Recently, the Union Ministry of Education released report on Performance Grading Index 2.0 for States/UTs for the year 2021-22.

About Performance Grading Index (PGI):

  • Released annually, starting from 2017-18 up to 2020-21.
  • Assesses the performance of the school education system at the State/UT level through a comprehensive index.
PGI 2.0:
  • Drive multi-pronged interventions to improve education outcomes across all dimensions.
  • PGI 2.0 consists of 1000 points and 73 indicators grouped into two categories: Outcomes and Governance Management (GM).
  • The categories are further divided into six domains: Learning Outcomes, Access, Infrastructure & Facilities, Equity, Governance Process, and Teachers Education and Training.
  • States/UTs are classified into ten grades based on the PGI 2.0 for 2021-22, ranging from the highest achievable grade, Daksh, to the lowest grade, Akanshi-3.
  • PGI 2.0 indicators are aligned with policy initiatives and interventions introduced after the implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
  • Helps States and UTs identify gaps and prioritize areas for intervention to strengthen the school education system at every level.


February 2024