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State of Governance 2021 Report Card

West Bengal Ranks #2 In SKOCH State of Governance 2021

West Bengal maintains a spot in the Top 3 for fourth year in a row.

By Team Inclusion

West Bengal in SoG21
17 March, 2022 State of Governance
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West Bengal has come to be synonymous with robust, people-first governance. It is an administration that has quickly and dramatically turned the tide around under Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s leadership – or Didi, as she’s lovingly referred to by her people.

Didi’s government has battled historic challenges of labour uprisings, strikes and Communism-tinged resistance to commercial expansion. The promise of industrial, economic, infrastructural and technological development have earned the state a place amongst heavy-hitters like Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat.

West Bengal’s performance in the SKOCH State of Governance review in recent years tells a story of determined governance, with some ups and downs. The state ranked #1 overall in 2018, but fell to #3 in 2019 and 2020 before climbing up to #2 in 2021. Could this recent improvement spell a return to the #1 spot for 2022?


Improvement Areas

#1 in Skill Development

West Bengal has improved its rank from #2 in 2020 to #1 in 2021. The E-Learning (Response to COVID) project and Online Proctored Examination for Polytechnics are two of the most impactful projects ranked in the sector.

West Bengal has also shown improvement in District Administration (#14 in 2020 to #9 in 2021), Governance (General Administration) (#6 in 2020 to #4 in 2021) – the Duare Sarkar project is an important initiative.

The Municipal Governance (#4 in 2020 to #3 in 2021) is showing a steady incline.


New Frontiers

#1 in Forest & Environment

The effort for Protection of Coastal Districts of West Bengal with Mangrove & Associate Species plantation has been a remarkable project.

West Bengal has also broken new ground in the Animal Husbandry & Fisheries segment. The Development of Live Attenuated Thermostable Lentogenic Strain Newcastle Disease Vaccine is helping transform the sector in the state.


Comeback

Education is #1 in 2021

West Bengal makes a comeback in Education from #5 in 2017 to #1 in 2021. Banglar Shiksha 3.0 and Banglar Uchchashiksha are two projects that have made the news and are changing the Education landscape in the state.

The state also makes a comeback in Agriculture, Food & Civil Supplies, Tourism & Culture and Urban Development. It has attained a rank in the Top-5 in Rural Development after no performance for the same in previous year. The Women Land Literacy Training programme by the West Bengal State Rural Livelihoods Mission, deserves a mention.


Consistent Good Governance

West Bengal continues to shine in the sectors of Transport and Ease-of-Doing Business. In both niches, the state ranked #1 in 2020 and continues to hold the top spot in 2021.

For Transport, the South Bengal State Transport Corporation Vision- 2025 project is a significant effort to augment the state’s transport infrastructure.

The Silpasathi – Single Window System is a transformative project from the Ease-of-Doing Business sector. The Department of MSME & Textiles, West Bengal, initiated several impactful projects including Auto-Renewal of Certificate of Enlistment through Online System for all Urban Areas of the State, e-Nathikaran – e-Preparation and e-submission of deeds and Online Issuance of Trade License in Rural Areas in the state.


Sectors with Maximum Improvement - West Bengal

Sectors

2021

2020

Agriculture

1

2

District Administration

3

4

Disaster Management

9

14

Skill Development

4

6

• In Skill Development, West Bengal has improved its rank from No 2 to No 1
• In Municipal Governance, West Bengal has improved its rank from No 4 to No 3
• In District Administration, West Bengal has improved its rank from No 14 to No 9
• In Governance (General Administration), West Bengal has improved its rank from No 6 to No 4


Sectors with Consistent Good Governance - West Bengal

Sectors

2021

2020

Transport

1

1

Ease of Doing Business

1

1

• In Transport & Ease of Doing Business, West Bengal has sustained its rank No 1 in 2020 & also No 1 in 2021



Sectors with Comeback - West Bengal

Sectors

2021

Agriculture

2

Education

1

Food & Civil Supplies

3

Tourism & Culture

2

Urban Development

4

• In Agriculture, West Bengal has make comeback in ranks from No 3 in 2017 to No 2 in 2021
• In Education, West Bengal has make comeback in ranks from No 5 in 2017 to No 1 in 2021
• In Food & Civil Supplies, West Bengal has make comeback in ranks from No 1 in 2019 to No 3 in 2021
• In Tourism & Culture, West Bengal has make comeback in ranks from No 1 in 2018 to No 2 in 2021
• In Urban Development, West Bengal has make comeback in ranks from No 1 in 2018 to No 2 in 2021


First Time Participants Getting National Rank - West Bengal

Sectors

Rank

Animal Husbandry & Fisheries

2

Forest & Environment

1

Warehousing

1

• Even though participating for the first time, some sectors of West Bengal are ranked in the top positions.
• The state was ranked No 2 in Animal Husbandry & Fisheries, No 1 in Forest & Environment and No 1 in Warehousing


Impactful Projects for State of Governance 2021 - West Bengal

Project NameOrganisationCategoryBeacons of Hope Project Link
Sustainable performance as a 2nd Largest Power utility with substantial IT TransformationWest Bengal State Electricity Distribution CompanyPower & EnergyView Page
Khadyasathi Special Food Coupon SystemFood & Supplies Department Government of West BengalFood & Civil SuppliesView Page
App-based Smart Parking Initiative at Tata Cancer HospitalNew Town Kolkata Green Smart City Corporation Limited (NKGSCCL)Municipal GovernanceView Page
Auto-Renewal of Certificate of Enlistment through Online System for all Urban Areas of the StateDepartment of MSME & Textiles, West BengalEase of Doing BusinessView Page
Silpasathi - Single Window SystemDepartment of MSME & Textiles, West BengalEase of Doing BusinessView Page
e-Nathikaran - e-Preparation and e-submission of deedsDepartment of MSME & Textiles, West BengalEase of Doing BusinessView Page
Online Issuance of Trade License in Rural Areas of the StateDepartment of MSME & Textiles, West BengalEase of Doing BusinessView Page
A step towards zero incident /accident in Santaldih Thermal Power StationSantaldih Thermal Power StationPower & EnergyView Page
Bangla Shasya Bima SchemeDepartment of Agriculture, Government of West BengalAgricultureView Page
Online Proctored Examination for PolytechnicsWest Bengal State Council of Technical and Vocational Education and Skill DevelopmentSkill DevelopmentView Page
Banglar Shiksha 3.0School Education Department, Government of West BengalEducationView Page
E-Learning (Response to COVID)Technical Education, Training & Skill Develpment Department Government of West BengalSkill DevelopmentView Page
Duare SarkarPlanning & Statistics Department, Government of West BengalGovernanceView Page
Krishak BandhuDepartment of Agriculture, Government of West BengalAgricultureView Page
Banglar UchchashikshaDepartment of Higher Education, Government of West BengalEducationView Page
e-Governance Portal for Govt. PolytechnicsTechnical Education, Training & Skill Develpment Department , Government of West BengalSkill DevelopmentView Page
Bangla Krishi Sech YojanaWest Bengal State Watershed Development Agency (WBSWDA) Under the Department of Agriculture, Government of West BengalAgricultureView Page
Farm Mechanization: West Bengal Experiences and Networking of Custom Hiring CentresAgriculture Department, Government of West BengalAgricultureView Page
Inspirational and transformational performance during COVIDTourism Department, Government of West BengalTourism & CultureView Page
Protection of Coastal Districts of West Bengal with Mangrove & Associate Species plantationForest Department, Government of West BengalForest & EnvironmentView Page
Cyber Assurance ProgrammeDepartment of Information Technology & Electronics, Government of West BengaleGovernanceView Page
Development of affordable biomaterial based strategies for triggering wound, bone and cartilage regeneration
West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery SciencesAnimal Husbandry & FisheriesView Page
Convergence-Prani SebeeTechnical Education, Training & Skill Develpment Department , Government of West BengalSkill DevelopmentView Page
COVID-19 Emergency Helpline for IT/ITeSDepartment of Information Technology & Electronics, Government of West BengaleGovernanceView Page
Self Scan AppDepartment of Information Technology & Electronics, Government of West BengaleGovernanceView Page
Nona SwarnoDepartment of Agriculture, Government of West BengalAgricultureView Page
My TaskDirectorate of Commercial Taxes,Government of West BengalFinance & RevenueView Page
Investigation of Indian Agri-Food Chain and Companion Animals as a Source of Antimicrobial Resistance, Exploration of Social Drivers for Antibiotic Use in Livestock and Finding Out the Strategies for Mitigation
West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences
Animal Husbandry & FisheriesView Page
Women Land Literacy TrainingWest Bengal State Rural Livelihoods Mission, Government of West BengalRural DevelopmentView Page
End-to-End Automation of Warehousing operationsWest Bengal State Warehousing CorporationWarehousing CorporationView Page
Cooch Behar's Fight Against COVID-19District Adminstration Cooch BeharDistrict AdministrationView Page
PRAYASDistrict Administration Cooch BeharDistrict AdministrationView Page
South Bengal State Transport Corporation Vision- 2025South Bengal State Transport CorporationTransportView Page
Online Urban Land Ceiling ClearanceDepartment of Urban Development and Municipal Affairs, Government of West BengalUrban DevelopmentView Page
Health - Government - COVID19 ManagementBidhannagar Municipal CorporationMunicipal GovernanceView Page
Rejuvenation & Infrastructure work at Jamuna Bandh & Lal Bandh within Bishnupur Municipal AreaBishnupur MunicipalityMunicipal GovernanceView Page
Karola RiverDepartment of Urban Development and Municipal Affairs, Government of West BengalUrban DevelopmentView Page
Baranagar Municipality - Administrative ReformsBaranagar MunicipalityMunicipal GovernanceView Page
Hoteliers and Homestay's Monitoring and Management SystemKalimpong District Police, Government of West BengalPolice & SafetyView Page
CapaCITIESSiliguri Municipal CorporationMunicipal GovernanceView Page
Convergence for Efficient and Effective Utilization of Dry and Fallow Land of BankuraDistrict Administration BankuraDistrict AdministrationView Page
Development of Live Attenuated Thermostable Lentogenic Strain Newcastle Disease Vaccine (Local Isolate)West Bengal University of Animal & Fishery SciencesAnimal Husbandry & FisheriesView Page

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