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70 point Performance Grading Index (PGI)

  • 08/01/2019

The index is aimed at helping states understand where they may be lagging behind and prioritise areas for intervention to ensure that the school education system is robust at every level.

  • The union Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry is compiling this schooling index.
  • The Index will assess states on a 1,000 point grading system with 10-20 points per parameter.
  • Areas: The 70 indicators will grade state schooling systems on areas like number of existing teacher vacancies, number of direct entry recruitments especially at leadership positions, school infrastructure and so on.
  • The Niti Aayog which was earlier developing its own School Education Quality Index, will be using 33 of the 70 criteria under the PGI for their own assessments.