SRINAGAR: In its annual report Public Affairs Index-2020 which evaluates governance in states and Union Territories on three standards of sustainable development –equity, growth and sustainability, the UT of Jammu and Kashmir ranks second last on governance among UT’s across the country.

Civil Secretariat Jammu.

The report released on Friday is the not-for-profit the organization, headed by former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman K Kasturirangan.

Chandigarh emerged the best-governed union territory in the category of UTs with 1.05 PAI points while Jammu and Kashmir (-0.50) emerged second last.

“Kerala has been adjudged the best-governed state in the country while Uttar Pradesh ended at the bottom in the large states category,” in the report.

“The states were ranked on governance performance based on a composite index in the context of sustainable development,” according to (ISRO) chairman K Kasturirangan.

In the small state category, Goa ranked first with1.745 points, followed by Meghalaya (0.797) and Himachal Pradesh (0.725). Lashing out at the UT administration for ranking sixth in governance, Peoples Conference President and former minister in BJPDP coalition Sajad Lone tweeted: “What a pathetic mismatch between figures and non-stop blabbering about administrative performance. Must say though. They have religiously threatened to perform.”

According to the report, the governance performance is analyzed in the context of sustainable development defined by three pillars of equity, growth and sustainability.


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