Chandigarh, July 1
The UT has been adjudged seventh best district in the country for school education based on the Union Ministry of Education’s Performance Grading Index for Districts (PGI-D) report.
This is the first time the ministry has compiled the index at the district level for 2019-20 report. The UT scored 457 out of 600 in the district rankings. Sikar district of Rajasthan topped the charts securing 488, followed by Kannur district of Kerala with 461 score. Chandigarh has fared better that all divisions of Delhi. The highest points scored in the national capital were by New Delhi division (438), 19 below the UT’s score.
Chandigarh also topped the Tricity, with Mohali securing 419 and Panchkula 358 points. Performance Grading Index (PGI) is a relatively new parameter to measure the performance of states in school education.
The PGI-D structure comprises total weightage of 600 points across 83 indicators grouped under six categories i.e. outcomes, effective classroom transaction, infrastructure facilities & student’s entitlements, school safety & child protection, digital learning and governance process.
The objective is to help districts prioritise areas for intervention in school education and thus improve the grade. In the 2021 Performance Grading Index (PGI), Chandigarh was second best in the school rankings.
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