Srinagar: Peoples Conference President Sajad Lone has lashed out at the Jammu and Kashmir administration after the newly formed Union Territory ranked sixth in governance. Jammu and Kashmir ranked second last among the UTs in the Public Affairs Index-2020.
The former minister while taking to his Twitter handle said,”What a pathetic mismatch between figures and non stop blabbering about administrative performance. Must say though. They have religiously threatened to perform,”
Kerala was adjudged the best governed State in the large States category, while Uttar Pradesh ended at the bottom, in the Public Affairs Index-2020 released by the Public Affairs Centre.
The city-based not-for-profit organisation, headed by former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman K. Kasturirangan, said in its annual report that the States were ranked on governance performance based on a composite index in the context of sustainable development. Four southern States — Kerala (1.388 PAI Index point), 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, it said.
Chandigarh emerged at the top in the category of Union Territories with 1.05 PAI points, followed by Puducherry (0.52) and Lakshadweep (0.003). Dadar and Nagar Haveli (-0.69), Andaman, Jammu and Kashmir (-0.50) and Nicobar (-0.30) were the worst performers.