Gujarat, Delhi bag top slots in good governance index | India News

NEW DELHI: Gujarat has topped states in the overall Good Governance Index (GGI) for 2020-21 in the indicators launched by Union home minister Amit Shah on the occasion of Good Governance Day on Saturday. Gujarat was followed by Maharashtra and Goa. Delhi topped the list among all Union Territories.
As many as 20 states have improved their composite GGI scores in 2021 with Uttar Pradesh showing an incremental growth of 8.9%. Speaking at the event, Shah said the Modi government has taken decisions that are good for the people even in the face of political damage. The home minister said there has not been a single corruption charge against the Modi government as it is a clean and transparent administration as he called it an evidence of good governance.
“PM Modi has never taken decisions, which the people would like (jo logon ko acche lagen). He has taken decisions which are good for the people (jo logon ke liye achhe hon). There is a big difference between the two. Some decisions may bring you popularity for a short time but this means keeping the country in problems,” the home minister said.
“People have kept saying that we have got independence (swaraj) long ago but when will we get good governance (suraaj),” he said. Shah said Modi has brought back people’s faith in democracy by taking good governance up to the grassroot-level.
An official statement said, “The sector-wise scores attained by the states and UTs indicate strong performance in one or the other sector. Analysis of scoring also suggests that there is a very marginal difference among the states in their composite governance scores. This indicates that overall governance in the states of India is moving in the positive direction.”
The GGI 2021 framework covered 10 sectors and 58 indicators. These include agriculture and allied sectors, commerce and industries, human resource development, public health, public infrastructure and utilities, economic governance, social welfare and development, and citizen-centric governance. The objectives of GGI are to provide quantifiable data to compare the state of governance in all states and UTs.
Gujarat has performed better in economic governance, human resource development, public infrastructure and utilities, social welfare and development, judiciary and public safety.

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