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Performance grading index can give a makeover to the performance of schools as recognized by right to education act 2009 in the country. Do you agree? Comment.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

4.  Performance grading index can give a makeover to the performance of schools as recognized by right to education act 2009 in the country. Do you agree? Comment. (250 words)

Reference:  The Hindu

Why the question:

The Ministry of Education has released the Performance Grading Index for 2019-20. Thus the question.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss the utility of PGI in improvising the performance of schools in India.

Directive:

Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

The PGI is a tool to provide insights on the status of school education in States and UTs including key levers that drive their performance and critical areas for improvement.

Body:

The answer body must have the following aspects covered:

Explain briefly about the Performance Grading Index (PGI) and its objectives.

Discuss the significance of this Performance Grading Index; the index would encourage states and UTs towards undertaking multi-pronged interventions leading to optimal education outcomes. The index will help the states and UTs to pinpoint the gaps. Accordingly, they can prioritize areas for intervention to ensure that the school education system is robust at every level.

Discuss how it will help in achieving the objectives under RTI 2009.

Conclusion:

Conclude with importance.