Gujarat once again becomes #1 nationally in the SKOCH State of Governance Report 2022.
Total of 84 well-performing projects qualified for SKOCH Order-of-Merit, out of which, 11 were highly impactful, and 20 were impactful projects.
State performed very well in 19 categories.
Topped in Education, District Governance, General Administration, Police & Safety, and Power & Energy categories nationally.
Has shown maximum improvement in Health and Environment.
Consistent performance in Finance category.
Participated for the first time in Irrigation, Rural Development & Forest and entered in the top 10 nationally.
Recovered in Agriculture, Tourism & Culture, Transport, and Women & Child Development.
Education, District Governance, and Power & Energy submitted a large number of projects for evaluation. Out of these, several well-performing projects were qualified as highly impactful and impactful projects.
Gujarat bagged 84 SKOCH Orders-of-Merit in the SKOCH State of Governance Awards 2022.
Almost half of these are in Education, Power & Energy, and District Governance.
Three SKOCH Orders-of-Merit were in Ease-of-Doing Business, e-Governance, Police & Safety and Women & Child Development each.
The state won seven, six, and four SKOCH Orders-of-Merit in Forest, Health, and Municipal Governance, respectively.
The state won 31 awards – one in PLATINUM, ten in GOLD, and twenty in the SILVER category.
Governance Score of Top 10 States 2022
Comparison of States 2014-19 & 2020-22
Sector With Maximum Improvement
Police & Safety
Power & Energy
In Education, Gujarat has improved its rank from #3 to #1
In District Governance, Gujarat has improved its rank from #6 to #1
In Police & Safety, Gujarat has improved its rank from #3 to #1
In General Administration, Gujarat has improved its rank from #2 to #1
In Power & Energy, Gujarat has improved its rank from #3 to #1
In the Environment, Gujarat has improved its rank from #2 to #1
In Health, Gujarat has improved its rank from #4 to #3
Sectors with Consistent Good Governance
In Finance, Gujarat has sustained its rank #4 in 2022.
Sectors with Comeback
Tourism & Culture
Women & Child Development
In Tourism & Culture, Gujarat has make comeback in ranks to #3
In Agriculture, Gujarat has make comeback in ranks to #5
In Transport, Gujarat has make comeback in ranks to #5
In Women & Child Development, Gujarat has make comeback in ranks to #7
First Time Participants Getting National Rank
Even though participating for the first time, some sectors of Gujarat are ranked in the top positions.
The state was ranked #2 in Irrigation, #2 in Forest and #7 in Rural Development
Environment, General Administration, Horticulture, Municipal Governance, Power & Energy, Revenue, Social Justice & Security and Urban Development are the sectors which have seen enhanced focus in 2022
Compared to its score and rank in 2021, Gujarat has shown a significant improvement in score and improved its rank to reach at top position in 2022.
What needs to be DONE in 2023?
100+ projects required to retain to #1 state
Alternatively a higher number of Platinum and Gold performance can improve the ranking
Incremental improvements in previously evaluated/awarded projects can be submitted
Multiple projects from one department can be submitted
Most states have a large number of projects at the District and Municipal levels
Most states tend to retain or improve their annual ranks
Police and Power & Energy tend to submit a larger number of projects
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