State of Governance 2023 Report Card

Chhattisgarh #15 in the SKOCH State of Governance 2023

Chhattisgarh ranks #15 nationally in the SKOCH State of Governance Report 2023.


  • Chhattisgarh ranks #15 nationally in the SKOCH State of Governance Report 2023.
  • A Total of 24 well-performing projects qualified for Deeper Study, out of which 4 were impactful projects.
  • State performed very well in 9 categories.
    1. Has shown maximum improvement in the Power & Energy and District Governance categories nationally.
    2. Consistent in performance in the Education category.
    3. Participating for the first time in the Revenue and Police & Safety categories and entered in the top 10 nationally.
    4. Recovers in Urban Development, Municipal Governance and Health categories.
  • Municipal Governance and Urban Development submit a larger number of projects for evaluation. Out of these, several well-performing projects are qualified as impactful projects.
  • Key achievements
    1. Chhattisgarh bags 24 SKOCH Orders-of-Merit in the SKOCH State of Governance Awards 2023.
    2. Almost half of these are in the Urban Development and Municipal Governance categories.
    3. Three SKOCH Orders-of-Merit were in the District Governance category nationally.
    4. The state won 4 awards – two in GOLD and two in the SILVER category.

Governance Score of Top 10 States 2023

  • Chhattisgarh ranks #15 in 2023.

Comparison of States 2014-19 & 2020-23

Sector With Maximum Improvement

Power & Energy68
District Governance1214
  • Chhattisgarh ranks #6 in Power & Energy in 2023 nationally.
  • In District Governance, Chhattisgarh improved its rank from #14 to #12 in 2023.

Sectors with Consistent Good Governance

  • In the Education category, Chhattisgarh maintains at #4 in 2023.

Sectors with Comeback

Urban Development2
Municipal Governance4
  • In some categories, Chhattisgarh makes a comeback and ranks within the top ten nationally.
  • Chhattisgarh is #2 in the Urban Development category nationally.
  • In the Municipal Governance category, the state ranks #4 in 2023.
  • Chhattisgarh ranks #9 in Health Category.

First Time Participants Getting National Rank

Police & Safety9
  • Even though participating for the first time, Chhattisgarh ranks #6 in the Revenue category nationally.
  • In the Police & Safety category, the state ranks #9 in 2023.


What needs to be DONE in 2024?

  • 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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