State of Governance 2022 Report Card

Punjab slips in the SKOCH State of Governance 2022

Punjab ranks #21 nationally in the SKOCH State of Governance Report 2022

31 March, 2023 State of Governance
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  • Punjab ranks #21 nationally in the SKOCH State of Governance Report 2022.
  • Total of 13 well-performing projects qualified for SKOCH Order-of-Merit, out of which 3 were impactful projects.
  • State performed very well in 8 categories.
    1. Topped in the Infrastructure and Tourism & Culture category nationally
    2. Participated first time in Agriculture, and Forest categories and ranked in the top 10 nationally.
    3. Recovered in the General Administration and e-Governance categories.
  • Tourism & Culture and Infrastructure submitted a larger number of projects for evaluation. Out of these, several well-performing projects were qualified as impactful projects.

Key achievements

  1. Punjab bagged 13 SKOCH Orders-of-Merit in the SKOCH State of Governance Awards 2022.
  2. The state won 3 awards – all three in the SILVER category.

Governance Rank & Score 2022

  • Punjab ranks #21 in 2022.

Comparison of States 2014-19 & 2020-22

Sectors with Comeback

General Administration5
  • In General Administration, Punjab has come back in the ranks to #5 in 2022.
  • In e-Governance, Punjab has come back in the ranks to #8 in 2022.

First Time Participants Getting National Rank

Tourism & Culture1
  • Even though participating for the first time, some sectors of Punjab are ranked in the top positions.
  • The state was ranked #1 in Infrastructure and Tourism & Culture, #5 in Agriculture, and #6 in Forest.
  • Agriculture, e-Governance, Finance, General Administration, Infrastructure and Tourism & Cultureare the sectors that have seen enhanced focus in 2022.

Impactful & Well-Performing Projects of Punjab in State of Governance 2022

Project NameOrganisationCategoryBeacons of Hope Project Link
Five Rivers AppPunjab Agri Export Corporation LimitedOtherView Project
Organic and Seed Potato TraceabilityPunjab Agri Export Corporation LimitedAgricultureView Project
QR Code Based Track and Trace System for Liquor in State of PunjabPunjab Infrastructure Development BoardOtherView Project
108 Emergency Response Service in PunjabPunjab Infrastructure Development BoardEmergency Response & HealthView Project
Innovation Regarding Development of Low Cost Sustainable Solutions for Mechanize Sewer CleaningPunjab Water Supply and Sewerage BoardEnvironment and Sustainability - Clean Water & SanitationView Project
Citizen Connect Portal, PunjabDepartment of Governance Reforms & Public Grievances, Government of PunjabCitizen Service DeliveryView Project
Golden Temple PlazaAmritsar Culture & Tourism Development AuthorityMuseumView Project
Development of Nature Awareness Camp (An Ecotourism Initiative ) at Chamrod Village of Dhar Kalan, PathankotDepartment of Forest and Wildlife Preservation, Government of PunjabEcotourismView Project
Sustainable livelihood Generation Through Setting Up of Bio-Resource Processing Facility Centre and Rural Innovation & Application Centre in KandiPunjab State Council for Science & TechnologyRural Development/ UpliftmentView Project
Dastaan-e-ShahadatPunjab Heritage & Tourism Promotion BoardMuseumView Project
Public Works Department Integrated Management SystemPunjab Roads & Bridges Development BoardPublic WorkView Project
Virasat-e-KhalsaTourism & Cultural Affairs Department, Government of PunjabMuseumView Project
Zero Pendency of Citizen Service DeliveryDistrict Administration Jalandhare-Governance - G2CView Project

What needs to be DONE in 2023?

  • 50+ well-performing projects required to rank in the top 10 states.
  • Alternatively, a higher number of Platinum and Gold performances 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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