NITI Aayog Rolls Out Performance on Health Outcomes Index (Download PDF)


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The NITI Aayog along with Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has rolled out Performance on Health index to rank States on the basis of their performance on measurable health indicators. The index was developed with inputs from domestic and international experts. Index includes academicians and development partners as well as feedback from States.

 Image of NITI Aayog

Image of NITI Aayog

Image of NITI Aayog

Features of the Index

  • Capture the annual incremental improvements of the states, rather than focusing on historical achievements.
  • GST-council-meeting Includes indicators in the domains of health outcomes governance and information and a few key inputs and processes.
  • Envisioned to bring about the much required improvements in social sector outcomes, which have not so far kept pace with the economic growth of the country.
  • Mainly will be used to propel actions of states to improve health outcomes and improve data collection systems.
  • Includes monitor able indicators that form part of Sustainable Development Goal in Health.
  • Serve as an input for providing performance-based incentives; assist in State-level monitoring of performance and improvement in health outcomes.
  • Involves the participation of several partners including technical assistance from the World Bank, mentor agencies to hand-hold states and third party organizations to validate the data submitted prior to calculation of the index.
Seven Pillars of NITI Aayog

Seven Pillars of NITI Aayog

Seven Pillars of NITI Aayog

Functions of NITI Aayog

  • Think tank for Government policy formulation.
  • Find best practices from other countries, partner with other countries so that they accept India.
  • Cooperative Federalism Involvement of state governments and villages in planning process.
  • Sustainable development Modi’s Zero defect-zero effect manufacturing mantra.
  • Urban Development Participatory Development with support of private sector and citizens Inclusive Development or Antyodaya to ensure SC, ST and Women too enjoy the fruits of Development.
  • Poverty elimination to confirm dignity and self-respect.
  • To generate more employment for weaker sections Focus on 5 crore Small enterprises.
  • Monitoring and feedback.
  • Make policies to reap demographic dividend and social capital.
  • Regional Councils to address “issues” for a group of states.
  • Extract maximum benefit from NRI’s geo-economic and Geo-political strength for India’s Development.
  • To ensure transparency, accountability and good governance use Social media and ICT tools.
  • Help sorting inter-departmental conflicts.
Structure of NITI aayog

Structure of NITI Aayog

Structure of NITI aayog

- Published/Last Modified on: December 25, 2016


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