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Skoch State of Governance Ranking in 2021: Andhra Pradesh Retains Top Rank for the 2nd Consecutive Year

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Skoch State of Governance ranking 2021On 10th March 2022 The SKOCH Group, a delhi-based think tank released the SKOCH Governance Report Card for 2021, in New Delhi ranking the states according to their performance in various projects at state, district and municipal level.

  • Andhra Pradesh has retained its top position for the 2nd consecutive year and secured 1st in star state category whereas Telangana has showed good improvement by securing 6th position and entered into performer state category.
  • Andhra Pradesh also bagged top position in police and safety, agriculture, district administration and rural development.
  • The states or Union Territories that have slipped from their ranking in the previous year are Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Jharkhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura and Sikkim.

About SKOCH State of Governance report 2021:

i.The SKOCH State of Governance report is an annual report that studies project-level outcomes across various states of India.

ii.The SKOCH State of Governance report also maps the shifting interests of different state governments and provides valuable insights into governance trends and opportunities.

  • In 2021, focus has been shifted towards Agriculture, Ease of Doing Business, Finance & Revenue, Power & Energy, Social Justice & Security, Urban Development and Water.
  • In 2022, the focus might be shifted towards education because of increasing educational institutes after a substantial period.

Ranking Categories:

According to the ranking, the states are divided in 4 categories, namely, Star states, Performer states, Catching-up states and Other States.

i.Top five best ranked states are categorised as Star states 

2020 (previous year rank)State2021 (current year rank)
1Andhra pradesh1
3West Bengal2

ii.The next five best ranked states are categorised as Performer states  

2020 (previous year rank)State2021 (current year rank)
6Uttar Pradesh7
5Madhya Pradesh8
16Himachal pradesh10

iii.Top five states that are below the rank of Performers are categorised as CATCHING-UP

2020 (previous year rank)State2021 (current year rank)
25Jammu & Kashmir (J&K)13

Recent related news:

In December 2021, on the occasion of Good Governance day (December 25), Union Minister of Home Affairs and Minister of Cooperation, Amit Shah released the Good Governance Index 2020-21 (GGI 2021) which was a biannual exercise prepared by Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG).Gujarat has topped the composite ranking followed by Maharashtra and Goa.

About SKOCH Group:

The SKOCH Group companies include SKOCH Consultancy Services Private Limited, SKOCH Media and SKOCH Development Foundation.
Establishment – 1997
Chairman – Sameer Kochhar