Report says Kerala tops in governance, Bihar among the worst

A recent survey released as the Public Affair Index says that Kerala is the best governed state in the country while states like Bihar, Jharkhand ranked the lowest in the report.

The report is released by the think-tank Public Affairs Centre (PAC) according to which, “Kerala has topped the public Affair Index (PAI) for 2018 as the best governed state for the third consecutive year since 2016 among large states”.

The Bengaluru based PAC released its third annual PAI. It was set up in 1996 by the renowned Indian economist and scholar Late Samuel Paul to examine the governance performance in the states thus ranking them on social and economic platform they are able to provide.

The top five states who make space in the list includes Kerala followed by Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Karnataka and Gujarat while the states who failed in delivering good governance Jharkhand, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh.

Himachal Pradesh topped among the states having population less than two crore followed by Mizoram, Sikkim, Tripura and Goa while on the bottom, states like Nagaland, Manipur and Meghalaya were ranked.

After releasing the report, PAC Chairman K Kasturirangan said, “The PAU 2018 is one example of a data-based framework that provides some basis, even if rudimentary, to assess the performance of states in India”.

The report released by supported by the factor like essential infrastructure, social protection, women and children, law and order and support to human development.

K Kasturiranga further added, “The index provides a multi-dimensional and comprehensive matrix that attempts to capture the complexities of governing the plural and diverse people of this sub-continent”.

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