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Good Governance Index

Published: 30th Dec, 2019

Centre releases Good Governance Index ranking States and UTs in 10 sectors.


Centre releases Good Governance Index ranking States and UTs in 10 sectors.


  • The rankings were launched by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, and the Centre for Good Governance.
  • The GGI takes into consideration ten sectors:
    • Agriculture and Allied Sectors,
    • Commerce & Industries,
    • Human Resource Development,
    • Public Health,
    • Public Infrastructure & Utilities,
    • Economic Governance,
    • Social Welfare & Development,
    • Judicial & Public Security,
    • Environment and
    • Citizen-Centric Governance.
    • These ten Governance Sectors are measured on total 50 indicators.
    • The Good Governance Day is observed on the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
    • Good Governance Index has been scientifically designed on various parameters of governance.

Outcomes of the report

  • Tamil Nadu topped the Good Governance Index. Maharashtra, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh followed among the ‘Big States’.
  • Among the ‘Big States’, the poor performers are Odisha, Bihar, Goa, and Uttar Pradesh with Jharkhand coming last.
  • The States and UTs are divided into three groups — Big States, North-East and Hill States, and Union Territories.
  • Puducherry is the best governed Union Territory followed by Chandigarh and Delhi. Lakshwadeep is the worst performing UT.
  • In the agriculture and allied ranking, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram and Daman and Diu are the best performing States in their groups.
  • While assessing the performance of commerce and industries across States, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand and Delhi top the lists of their groups.

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