State of Governance 2023 Report Card

Telangana ranks #14 in the SKOCH State of Governance 2023.

Telangana ranks #14 nationally in the SKOCH State of Governance Report 2023.


  • Telangana ranks #14 nationally in the SKOCH State of Governance Report 2023.
  • A Total of 37 well-performing projects qualified for Deeper Study, out of which 4 were impactful projects.
  • State performed very well in 12 categories.
    1. Tops in the Skill Development and Food & Civil Supplies categories nationally.
    2. Has shown maximum improvement in the Police & Safety category nationally.
    3. Consistent in performance in the Power & Energy category.
    4. Participating for the first time in the Disaster Management, Tourism and Cooperation categories and entered in the top 10 nationally.
    5. Recovers in Education and Labour categories.
  • District Governance and Police & Safety submit a larger number of projects for evaluation. Out of these, several well-performing projects are qualified as impactful projects.
  • Key achievements
    1. Telangana bags 37 SKOCH Orders-of-Merit in the SKOCH State of Governance Awards 2023.
    2. Almost half of these are in the Police & Safety and District Governance categories.
    3. Four SKOCH Orders-of-Merit were in the Power & Energy category nationally.
    4. Telangana won 3 SKOCH Orders-of-Merit in the Skill Development category.
    5. The state won 11 awards – two in GOLD and two in the SILVER category.

Governance Score of Top 10 States 2023

  • Telangana ranks #14 in 2023.

Comparison of States 2014-19 & 2020-23

Sector With Maximum Improvement

Skill Development16
Police & Safety34
  • Telangana tops in Skill Development in 2023 nationally.
  • In Police & Safety, Telangana improved its rank from #4 to #3 in 2023.

Sectors with Consistent Good Governance

Food & Civil Supplies11
Power & Energy44
  • Telangana tops and maintains its rank in the Food & Civil Supplies category in 2023 nationally.
  • In Power & Energy category, Telangana maintains at #4 in 20023.

Sectors with Comeback

  • In some categories, Telangana makes a comeback and ranks within the top ten nationally.
  • Telangana is #2 in the Labour category nationally.
  • In the Education category, the state ranks #5 in 2023.

First Time Participants Getting National Rank

Disaster Management2
  • Even though participating for the first time, Telangana ranks #2 in the Tourism & Disaster Management categories nationally.
  • In the Cooperation category, the state ranks #4 in 2023.


What needs to be DONE in 2024?

  • 80+ well-performing projects required to rank in the top 5 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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