State of Governance 2023 Report Card

Karnataka ranks #11 in the SKOCH State of Governance 2023.

Karnataka ranks #8 nationally in the SKOCH State of Governance Report 2023.

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  • Karnataka ranks #8 nationally in the SKOCH State of Governance Report 2023.
  • A Total of 31 well-performing projects qualified for Deeper Study, out of which 2 were highly impactful and 10 were impactful projects.
  • State performed very well in 14 categories.
    1. Tops in the Transport and Minority Affairs category nationally.
    2. Has shown maximum improvement in Agriculture, e-Governance, and Power & Energy categories.
    3. Consistent in performance in the Rural Development category.
    4. Participating for the first time in Culture and Geology & Mining categories and entered in the top 10 nationally.
    5. Recovers in Infrastructure, Education and Finance categories.
  • Transport, Revenue and Agriculture submit a larger number of projects for evaluation. Out of these, several well-performing projects are qualified as highly impactful and impactful projects.
  • Key achievements
    1. Karnataka bags 31 SKOCH Orders-of-Merit in the SKOCH State of Governance Awards 2023.
    2. Almost half of these are in the Agriculture, Transport and Revenue categories.
    3. Three SKOCH Orders-of-Merit were in the District Governance category nationally.
    4. Minority Affairs and e-Governance wins 2 Orders-of-Merit respectively.
    5. The state won 12 awards – two in GOLD and ten in the SILVER category.

Governance Score of Top 10 States 2023

  • Karnataka ranks #11 in 2023.

Comparison of States 2014-19 & 2020-23

Sector With Maximum Improvement

Minority Affairs13
e Governance35
Power & Energy68
  • Karnataka tops in Transport & Minority Affairs in 2023 nationally.
  • In Agriculture, Karnataka improves its rank from #6 to #3 in 2023 & e-Governance, from 5 to #3 in 2023 respectively.
  • Karnataka ranks #6 in Power & Energy.

Sectors with Consistent Good Governance

Rural Development55
  • Karnataka maintains its rank in Rural Development category nationally.

Sectors with Comeback

  • In some categories, Karnataka makes a comeback and ranks within the top ten nationally.
  • Karnataka is #2 in the Infrastructure category nationally.
  • In the Education category, the state ranks #3 in 2023.
  • Karnataka ranks #4 in Finance category nationally.

First Time Participants Getting National Rank

Geology & Mining2
  • Even though participating for the first time, Karnataka ranks #2 in culture and Geology & Mining nationally.


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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