Srinagar, Nov 1: Jammu & Kashmir Union Territory has bagged the 6th slot in governance among the seven union territories in the country
According to a report released by the Public Affairs Centre (PAC) Chandigarh has emerged as the top performer among UTs with a score of 1.057. It is followed by Puducherry with a score of 0.521.. At the bottom of the rankings is Jammu & Kashmir (-0.506) followed by Dadra & Nagar Haveli (-0.690).
The Public Affairs Index is a data-based framework that measures the quality of governance at the sub-national level and ranks the States and Union Territories (UTs) in the country on a Composite Index (CI). States are classified into two categories- large and small- using population as the criteria.
The three dimensions of sustainable development- equity, growth and sustainability as the overarching goals of governance, constitute the bases in the approach to measuring the performance of the states/UTs.
It is worthwhile to mention that PAC is a not for profit Think Tank established in 1994 with a mandate to improve the quality of governance in India.