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Mark sheets for ministries

The Central government ministries will be graded as per their performance in a financial year, the government has decided. The move aimed at creating corporate-type competition between ministries is the first step of UPA-2 to measure their performance.

delhi Updated: May 13, 2010 23:58 IST
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The Central government ministries will be graded as per their performance in a financial year, the government has decided. The move aimed at creating corporate-type competition between ministries is the first step of UPA-2 to measure their performance.

The evaluation would be done on basis of the goals the ministers set for their ministries and whether they are able to achieve them or not.

The ministers will also approve the corresponding success indicators (Key Result Areas — KRAs or Key Performance Indicators, KPIs) and time-bound targets to measure progress in achieving these objectives.

The exercise will culminate on May 1 every year with the preparation of a scorecard based on achievements against goals which will be presented to the Prime Minister. In case a ministry is able to achieve only 60 per cent of the target, it will get a zero ranking. The ministry that scores more than 90 per cent or more, will get the ranking of being excellent.

“The composite score will reflect the degree to which the department was able to achieve the promised results,” the government said in a reply to a Right To Information application.

The ratings of all the ministries will be available by middle of this year, senior government officials said. As the part of the exercise, the Planning Commission on Monday will announce its ranking of infrastructure ministries such as Power, Road Transport and Highways and Railways.

The government has been critical of the infrastructure ministries that have not been able to meet the targets. For instance, the power ministry is not likely to meet the target of generation of 63,000 MW of power in the 11th plan.

The road transport ministry has also failed to meet its target for highways development even though the pace of the work has improved in the past few months, an official said.