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An attempt is made by the Modi government in order to measure the governance across the states and rank them accordingly and named it as the ‘Good Governance Index’.
Tamil Nadu is found leading in almost every parameter according to the information gathered by the Economic Times which is followed by Maharashtra and Karnataka. The top six rankers are said to be Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat.
Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Tripura lead among the northeast and hill states where as Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh are at the bottom of the ranking with Jammu and Kashmir in the middle.
Considering the union territories, Pondicherry and Chandigarh are at the leading end where as Lakshadweep is at the end of the tally. In order to gauge the performance of the states, the CGI was conceptualized under the first term of Modi government after the development of an index in order to gauge the states has been recommended by the Sectorial group of Secretaries on Governance. The index acts as a tool that helps the states to make informed policy decisions to achieve maximum good governance which includes delivering of the essential services like education, health care, environmental protection, economical growth, access to legal protection and judicial services to the citizens by making informed policy decisions.
West Bengal scored high in the environmental protection along with Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Goa are at the bottom as is Delhi.
On the other hand, West Bengal scored less on the judicial and public security ranking in which Kerala and Tamil Nadu scored high.
By Shrithika Kushangi