Meghalaya was adjudged as the second best governed State in the small States category in the Public Affairs Index (PAI)-2020 released by the Public Affairs Centre.
“Happy to share that Meghalaya has been ranked the 2nd Best Governed State in India in the Small States Category based on the Public Affairs Index 2020 of an annual ranking of the states of India on governance performance,” chief minister Conrad Sangma tweeted on Sunday.
The States were ranked by Bengaluru-based Public Affairs Centre, a not-for-profit think tank headed by former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman K Kasturirangan.
Meghalaya with a total score of 0.797 points was behind Goa, which was adjudged the best governed State in the small States category in terms of governance.
According to PAC, the governance performance is analysed in the context of sustainable development defined by the three pillars of equity, growth and sustainability.
Although Meghalaya’s overall rank was second, the State featured at the bottom of the list along with Mizoram in terms of sustainability.
In terms of growth, Meghalaya and Mizoram featured at the top.