Research Projects

Good Governance Index (GGI) 2020-21

Project Info

  • Year of Completion : 2021
  • User Department : Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG)


The Department of Administration Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), Government of India has launched Good Governance Index (GGI) to gauge the performance of the States and Union Territories (UTs). GGI is a comprehensive and implementable framework to assess the State of Governance across the States and UTs which enables ranking of States in various categories.

DARPG, Govt. of India has, so far, published two editions of GGI in 2019 and 2020-21. Latest edition being released on the Good Governance Day, i.e., 25 December 2021 by the Hon’ble Union Minister of Home Affairs and Minister of Cooperation, Shri Amit Shah in the presence of Hon’ble Minister of State for Personnel, PG and Pensions, Dr. Jitendra Singh and other dignitaries. Being the knowledge partner to DARPG, Govt. of India, CGG has played key role in bringing-out both the editions. DG, CGG, Director (K&R Division) and GGI Team participated in the GGI release at Delhi.

While GGI 2019 was based on 50 indicators and 9 sectors, the score and ranks for GGI 2020-21 were computed based on 58 indicators and 10 sectors.  The 10 sectors of GGI 2020-21 are 1) Agriculture and Allied Sectors, 2) Commerce & Industries, 3) Human Resource Development, 4) Public Health, 5.) Public Infrastructure & Utilities, 6) Economic Governance, 7) Social Welfare & Development, 8) Judicial & Public Security, 9) Environment, and 10) Citizen-Centric Governance. The GGI 2020-21 categorizes States and UTs into four categories, i.e., (i) Other States – Group A; (ii) Other States – Group B; (iii) North-East and Hill States; and (iv) Union Territories.

The DARPG, GoI has lauded the efforts of CGG in making timely implementation of various factors, weights & indices as per the suggestions of various state governments and GoI Ministries.