State of Governance 2022 Report Card

West Bengal: WEST BENGAL RANKS TWO

West Bengal ranks #2 nationally in the SKOCH State of Governance Report 2022.

22 March, 2023 State of Governance
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Highlights

  • West Bengal ranks #2 nationally in the SKOCH State of Governance Report 2022.
  • Total of 40 well-performing projects qualified for SKOCH Order-of-Merit, out of which 9 were highly impactful and 8 were impactful projects.
  • State performed very well in 19 categories.
    1. Topped in Ease-of-Doing Business, Consumer Affairs, Forest, Handlooms & Textiles, Minority Affairs and Women & Child Development categories nationally.
    2. Consistent in performance in Power & Energy and Police & Safety categories.
    3. Participating for the first time in labor and entered in the top 10 nationally.
  • Municipal Governance and General Administration have submitted a larger number of projects for evaluation. Out of these, several well-performing projects were qualified as highly impactful and impactful projects.
  • Key achievements
    1. West Bengal bagged 40 SKOCH Orders-of-Merit in the SKOCH State of Governance Awards 2022.
    2. Almost half of these are in Power & Energy Municipal Governance and General Administration.
    3. Three SKOCH Orders-of-Merit were in Agriculture and Police & Safety each.
    4. The state won two SKOCH Orders-of-Merit in Consumer Affairs, District Governance, Education, Ease-of-Doing Business and Handlooms & Textiles each.
    5. The state won 17 awards – three in PLATINUM, six in GOLD and eight in SILVER category.

Governance Score of Top 10 States 2022

Comparison of States 2014-19 & 2020-22

Sectors with Consistent Good Governance

20222021
Ease of Doing Business11
Police & Safety88
Power & Energy55
  • In Ease of Doing Business, West Bengal has sustained its rank #1 in 2022.
  • In Police & Safety, West Bengal has sustained its rank #8 in 2022.
  • In Power & Energy, West Bengal has sustained its rank #5 in 2022.

First Time Participants Getting National Rank

2022
Minority Affairs1
Consumer Affairs1
Forest1
Handlooms & Textiles1
Labour3
  • Even though participating for the first time, some sectors of West Bengal are ranked in the top positions.
  • The state was ranked #1 in Irrigation, Consumer Affairs, Forest, Handlooms & Textiles and #3 in Labour.

Sectors with Comeback

2022
Women & Child Development1
  • In Women & Child Development, West Bengal has make comeback in ranks to #1
  • Consumer Affairs, Forest, General Administration, Handlooms & Textiles, Labour, Minority affairs, Municipal Governance, Police & Safety, Power & Energy and Women & Child Development are the sectors which have seen enhanced focus in 2022 than from year 2021
  • Education, Rural Development and Tourism & Culture are the sectors with stable focus in last two years.
  • Compared to its score and rank in 2021, West Bengal has shown a significant improvement in score and maintains its rank #2 in 2022.

Impactful & Well-Performing Projects of West Bengal in State of Governance 2022

Project NameOrganisationCategoryBeacons of Hope Project Link
Sand Supply Chain Management SystemWest Bengal Mineral Development & Trading Corporation Limited and Industries, Commerce and Enterprises Department, Government of West BengalEase of Doing BusinessView Project
UtsashreeDepartment of School Education, Government of West BengalEducationView Project
West Bengal Student Credit Card SchemeDepartment of Higher Education, Govt. of West BengalEducationView Project
Joint Forest Management, A people's Movement in BengalWest Bengal Forest DepartmentForestView Project
Whatsapp BOT on COVID-19 VaccinationPersonnel & Administrative Reforms Department, Government of West BengalGeneral AdministrationView Project
Integrated Covid Management System Portal & Mobile AppPersonnel & Administrative Reforms Department, Government of West BengalGeneral AdministrationView Project
Aikyashree ScholarshipMinority Affairs and Madrasah Education DepartmentMinority AffairsView Project
Sustainable Urban EnvironmentNew Town Kolkata Green Smart City CorporationMunicipal GovernanceView Project
e-Governance in New Town KolkataNew Town Kolkata Green Smart City CorporationMunicipal GovernanceView Project
Smart City- New Town KolkataNew Town Kolkata Green Smart City CorporationMunicipal GovernanceView Project
RT App of Hooghly Rural PoliceHooghly Rural PolicePoliceView Project
5 MW Floating Solar Power PlantThe West Bengal Power Development Corporation LimitedPower & EnergyView Project
Digital InclusionWest Bengal State Electricity Transmission Company LimitedPower & EnergyView Project
SustainabilityWest Bengal State Electricity Transmission Company LimitedPower & EnergyView Project
PerformanceWest Bengal State Electricity Transmission Company LimitedPower & EnergyView Project
Enabling Policy Framework for Guides in Tourism Sector - West Bengal Tourist Guide Certification Scheme, 2021Tourism Department, Government of West BengalTourism & CultureView Project
Lakshmir BhandarDepartment of Women & Child Development and Social Welfare, Government of West BengalWCDView Project
Livelihood Strengthening of Women SHG Members through Poultry FarmingDistrict Administration Cooch BeharDistrict GovernanceView Project
e-ParimapConsumer Affairs Department, West BengalConsumer AffairsView Project
Single Window System for Online Building Plan ApprovalDepartment of Urban Development & Municipal Affairs, Government of West BengalUrban DevelopmentView Project
Pre-Litigation Mediation for ConsumersConsumer Affairs Department , Government of West BengalConsumer AffairsView Project
Operation PustiDistrict Administration BankuraDistrict GovernanceView Project
Disaster Management by Paschim Medinipur District PolicePaschim Medinipur District PolicePoliceView Project
Law & OrderPaschim Medinipur District PolicePoliceView Project
Metamorphosis of Bengal Handicrafts; The rising story of West Bengal Handicrafts Development Corporation Limited (MANJUSHA)West Bengal Handicrafts Development Corporation Limited (MANJUSHA)Handlooms & TextilesView Project
BANGLASHREE - A new incentive scheme for Micro, Small &Medium Enterprises.Directorate of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Government of West BengalEase of Doing BusinessView Project
Stubble Is TreasureDepartment of Agriculture,Government of West BengalAgricultureView Project
Supply of Fabric for School Uniform for One Crore Students (Pre-Primary to Class VIII) of West BengalThe West Bengal State Handloom Weavers’ Cooperative Society Ltd. (Tantuja)Handlooms & TextilesView Project
Online Single Window for Puja PermissionPersonnel & Administrative Reforms Department, Government of West BengalGeneral AdministrationView Project
Land Embankment (Ail) Cultivation In South 24 parganas DistrictDepartment of Agriculture,Government of West BengalAgricultureView Project
Integrated Covid Management SystemPersonnel & Administrative Reforms Department, Government of West BengalGeneral AdministrationView Project
ePrison SuiteDirectorate of Correctional Services, Government of West Bengale-GovernanceView Project
Indigenous Aromatic Rice a- precious Wealth: It's Area Expansion and Seed MultiplicationDepartment of Agriculture,Government of West BengalAgricultureView Project
e-Governance ProjectDirectorate of Factories, Labour Department, Government of West BengalLabourView Project
Paschim Banga Society for Skill DevelopmentPaschim Banga Society for Skill Development, Government of West BengalSkill DevelopmentView Project
Covid Ex-Gratia Online SystemPersonnel & Administrative Reforms Department, Government of West BengalGeneral AdministrationView Project
Banglar Para Baithak (digitization Of Primary Data To Reflect The Local Human Development Indices In The Process Of Gram Panchayat Development Plan)Panchayats and Rural Development Department, Government of West BengalRural DevelopmentView Project
E Governance in New Town KolkataNew Town Kolkata Green Smart City Corporation LimitedMunicipal GovernanceView Project
Digital Technology in New Town KolkataNew Town Kolkata Green Smart City Corporation LimitedMunicipal GovernanceView Project
Sustainable Urban Environment in New Town KolkataNew Town Kolkata Green Smart City Corporation LimitedMunicipal GovernanceView Project

What needs to be DONE in 2023?

  • 100+ well-performing projects required to become #1 in the SKOCH State of Governance Report 2023.
  • 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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