Kerala tops in transparency and accountability, Arunachal Pradesh at the bottom

Kerala is right at the top in areas of transparency and accountability. The other states in the top five are Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab

GN Bureau | May 16, 2016


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The Public Affairs Centre, a not for profit organisation, assessed states and union territories using data available in the public domain in key areas of governance and came out with ‘Public Affairs Index’, presenting an inter-state comparison. The states were compared on 10 areas each and were given scores between 0 and 1, with 0 being the lowest score and 1 being the highest. Here’s a look at:

Transparency and accountability


It comprised of two focus subjects (and their indicators)

1. Transparency

  • Adherence to Section 4 of the RTI
  • Right to Public Services Act legislated or not
  • Number of services provided under e-governance plan


2. Accountability

  • Lok Ayukt: Constituted/bill passed, individual web-sites and chairpersons appointment
  • Number of anti-corruption bureau cases disposed as a percentage of total cases registered
  • Social audit under NREGA: percentage of gram panchayats covered
  • Panchayat devolution index score

Here are the rankings:

State/Union territory PAI Index Ranking
Kerala 0.757 1
Karnataka 0.714 2
Chhattisgarh 0.694 3
Himachal Pradesh 0.674 4
Punjab 0.663 5
Assam 0.648 6
Delhi 0.646 7
Haryana 0.627 8
Maharashtra 0.609 9
Uttar Pradesh 0.604 10
Jharkhand 0.602 11
West Bengal 0.584 12
Madhya Pradesh 0.571 13
Goa 0.545 14
Bihar 0.513 15
Mizoram 0.513 16
Rajasthan 0.479 17
Gujarat 0.469 18
Andhra Pradesh 0.445 19
Odisha 0.442 20
Meghalaya 0.436 21
Uttarakhand 0.423 22
Tripura 0.418 23
Jammu and Kashmir 0.416 24
Manipur 0.35 25
Tamil Nadu 0.312 26
Sikkim 0.249 27
Nagaland 0.224 28
Arunachal Pradesh 0.087 29

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