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Chandigarh shines in school education rankings

The Union Territory of Chandigarh and states of Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Kerala have come out on prime within the newest version of the Efficiency Grading Index (PGI) launched by the training ministry on Sunday.

Punjab, Chandigarh, Tamil Nadu, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and Kerala occupy the best grade in 2019-20.

The PGI ranks efficiency in class training primarily based on knowledge drawn from the Unified District Data System for Training Plus, Nationwide Achievement Survey, Mid-Day Meal, Public Monetary Administration System, and the Shagun portal — all maintained by the division of faculty training.

States are scored on a complete of 1,000 factors throughout 70 parameters, together with entry, infrastructure, fairness and studying outcomes.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Puducherry, Punjab and Tamil Nadu have improved total PGI rating by 10 per cent — or 100 or extra factors.

Final 12 months, the highest bracket (or Grade 1++) was occupied by Chandigarh, Gujarat and Kerala. Within the newest version, Gujarat has slipped to the second bracket (Grade 1+), which can be occupied by Haryana, Maharashtra, Delhi, Rajasthan, Puducherry and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

“Whereas it is not uncommon data that scarcity of academics, principals and administrative employees, lack of standard supervision and inspection, insufficient coaching of the academics, well timed availability of funds (all of that are captured within the governance and administration area) are among the elements plaguing the training system within the nation, it’s for the primary time that there’s a dependable software that corroborates this,” the report mentioned. “By way of the PGI, the shortfalls will be measured objectively and frequently. That is essential for taking essential steps to remove the gaps,” it added.

The PGI train envisages that the index would propel states and UTs in direction of enterprise multi-pronged interventions that may that may result in much-desired optimum training outcomes.

13 states and UTs have proven enchancment by 10 per cent or extra in ‘infrastructure and services’, whereas Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Odisha have improved their scores within the area by 20 per cent or extra, the training ministry mentioned. In ‘fairness’, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Odisha have proven an enchancment of greater than 10 per cent.

In ‘governance course of’, 19 states have proven enchancment by 10 per cent or extra. “Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Punjab, Rajasthan and West Bengal have proven enchancment by no less than 20% (72 factors or extra),” the ministry mentioned in a press release.

With inputs from PTI

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