Updated on 5 Nov 2021, 4:14 am
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Manipur tops in the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) among the 90:10 division states, as per the sixth edition of Public Affairs Index (PAI) 2021 published by the Public Affairs Centre (PAC).
However, in the "sense of an ending" of the governance of the state in India in the category of small states (11 states), Manipur was placed at the bottom of the list.
In the category (small states) of equity principle, Manipur ranked 8th position; in growth imperative it ranked 9th position; in the sustainable as an organising, it ranked 9th position; in the National Health Mission it ranked 11th position; in the mid-day meal schemes it ranked 8th position; in Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan it ranked 5th position; in MGNREGS it ranked 9th position; as per the data of PAI.
PAC is established in 1994 with a mandate to improve the quality of governance in India. The Centre is also a pioneer in deploying innovative Social Accountability Tools (SAT) to measure the quality and adequacy of public services.
In PAI 2021, PAC defined three significant pillars that embody governance (growth, equity, and sustainability). Each of the three pillars is circumscribed by five governance praxis themes that influence the pace and direction of development outcomes, in substantive and context-specific ways in small or great measure.