On July 9, 2023, Sunday, the Education Ministry unveiled the combined report of the Performance Grading Index for Districts (PGI-D) for the years 2020-21 and 2021-22. This comprehensive report evaluates the performance of the school education system at the district level, providing a valuable index for in-depth analysis.
Highlighting the significance of the Indian education system, the Ministry stated that it is one of the largest in the world, comprising approximately 14.9 lakh schools, 95 lakh teachers, and nearly 26.5 crore students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds. Previously, the Ministry developed the Performance Grading Index for States and released reports covering the reference years 2017-18 to 2020-21. Building upon the success of the State PGI, the Ministry has now introduced the 83-indicator-based PGI-D to assess and grade the performance of districts in the field of school education.
The ultimate objective of the Performance Grading Index for Districts (PGI-D) is to assist districts in identifying priority areas for intervention within the realm of school education. By identifying areas that require improvement, districts can strategize and implement measures to enhance their performance and strive towards achieving the highest grade.
The release of the PGI-D report serves as a valuable resource for educational stakeholders, offering insights into the strengths and weaknesses of districts in terms of school education. The findings of the report will enable districts to make informed decisions and prioritize interventions to bring about positive changes in the education system. Through continuous monitoring and evaluation, the aim is to foster an environment conducive to quality education and overall development at the district level.