Bengaluru: Kerala emerged as the best-governed state in the country while Odisha found a place in the bottom ranks in the Public Affairs Index (PAI)-2020 released by the Public Affairs Centre (PAC) here.
Releasing the PAC’s annual report, former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman K Kasturirangan, who heads the Bengaluru-based not-for-profit organisation, said the states were ranked on governance performance based on a composite index in the context of sustainable development.
Kerala with 1.388 PAI index points, Tamil Nadu (0.912), Andhra Pradesh (0.531) and Karnataka (0.468) stood in the first four ranks in the large state category in terms of governance, the report said.
Uttar Pradesh, Odisha and Bihar were at the bottom of the ranking, scoring negative points of -1.461, -1.201 and -1.158 points respectively. Manipur (-0.363), Delhi (-0.289) and Uttarakhand (-0.277) were the worst performers.
According to the PAC, the governance performance is analysed in the context of sustainable development defined by three pillars of equity, growth and sustainability.