In the ‘Performance Grading Index’, Maharashtra has ranked first among the top five states. It is declared as the ‘Efficiency Grade Index’ considering the quality and efficiency of government schools in the state. The state has also topped some sections. Compared to 2017-18, Maharashtra has scored 102 more points with 802 final score.
Government schools are not fully financially, physically and academically competent yet. All these facilities are provided by the states in the schools, as well as taking strategic decisions for their empowerment, enhancing the quality of education, evaluating the quality of the schools, making appropriate educational planning and funding through educational reforms, etc. An ‘Efficiency Grading Index’ has been introduced to determine this.
The Policy Commission had published the School Education Quality Index report based on the information for 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic year. Based on this, the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development has announced the efficiency grading index for 2018-19. The states Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal have made 10 percent progress this year as compared to 2017-18. Chandigarh topped the list with the highest score, while Gujarat came in second.
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The BJP government that came to power after 2014 made administrative and managerial changes in the education department. Special efforts were made to improve the quality of Zilla Parishad schools. In this, mainly active learning was promoted. As a result, in the last few years, about one lakh students have been admitted to Zilla Parishad schools through English medium. Due to the decision taken by the then government, the state got a place in the top five in the 2019 index. On this basis, the pace of education in Maharashtra can be accelerated.