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13 February 2024, New Delhi: Under Digital India Programme, Ministry is implementing e-Panchayat Mission Mode Project (MMP) with the aim to making Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs), more transparent, accountable, and effective as local self-governments. Building on the achievements in the past, the Ministry launched eGramSwaraj, a work-based comprehensive application for PRIs under the e-Panchayat MMP on 24th April 2020. This application encompasses all aspects of Panchayat functioning viz. planning, budgeting, accounting, monitoring, asset management etc., on a single digital platform including online payments. So far, 2.52 lakh GPs have prepared and uploaded their Gram Panchayat Development Plans (GPDPs) for 2023-24. Further, 2.41 lakh Gram Panchayats have completed online transactions for 15th Finance Commission grants for 2023-24. State wise adoption of eGramSwaraj for 15th Finance Commission funds is given below: 

Adoption of eGramSwaraj for XV FC at Panchayat level during FY 2023-24

S.NoState NameTotal Number of Village Panchayats &EquivalentVillage Panchayat onboardVillage Panchayats &Equivalent with Online PaymentTotal Number of Block PanchayatsBlock Panchayat onboardBlock Panchayats with Online PaymentTotal Number of Zila PanchayatsZila Panchayat onboardZila Panchayats with Online Payment
1ANDHRA PRADESH133251327813059660660650131313
2ARUNACHAL PRADESH210820991400000252522
3ASSAM260621632153191191191302727
4BIHAR817681758011534534527383838
5CHHATTISGARH116551165411032146146145272727
6GOA19118771000222
7GUJARAT146271452813516248248248333333
8HARYANA622662075463143143119222222
9HIMACHAL PRADESH361536123514818180121212
10JHARKHAND434543454340264264263242424
11KARNATAKA595559555912233232177313128
12KERALA941941910152152139141414
13MADHYA PRADESH230322300422153313313306525251
14MAHARASHTRA276672757925389351351342343434
15MANIPUR381216100001263
16MEGHALAYA676000224000330
17MIZORAM834834413000000
18NAGALAND12931670000000
19ODISHA679867986776314314314303030
20PUNJAB132411320311400152151135222220
21RAJASTHAN112551124710927362352351333333
22SIKKIM199186178000644
23TAMIL NADU125251252412405388388386363636
24TELANGANA127691276812755540540464323232
25TRIPURA117811781175757575999
26UTTARAKHAND779477937746959594131313
27UTTAR PRADESH577545775257241826826806757575
28WEST BENGAL333932283225345336336222121
Total264020251566241164865363926148650638623

Also, for strengthening the transparency and accountability at grassroots level, the Ministry has rolled out an application – AuditOnline under e-panchayat Mission Mode Project (MMP). It allows for online audit of Panchayat accounts and records detailed information about internal and external audit. For audit year 2021-22, 2.49 lakh Audit Plans have been created and 2.42 lakh Audit Report have been generated. Similarly, for audit year 2022-23, 2.02 lakh Audit Plans have been created and audit reports have been generated for 92,896 Gram Panchayats.

For attaining the vision of Digital India, BharatNet project is being implemented by Department of Telecommunications in a phased manner to create network to connect all the GPs by broadband in the country. So far, 2,14,300 GPs have been made Service Ready under the BharatNet project in the country. The scope of BharatNet on 30.06.2021 has been extended up to all inhabited villages beyond GPs in the country. The State/UT-wise details of Service Ready Gram panchayats is given below: 

State/UT-wise details of Service Ready Gram panchayats

Sr.NoState NameTotal GPs/ TLBsService Ready GPs/TLBsOperational GPs/TLBs
1ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS708170
2ANDHRA PRADESH1332512882539
3ARUNACHAL PRADESH21081081133
4ASSAM21971640531
5BIHAR805488603390
6CHHATTISGARH1165497592299
7GOA19100
8GUJARAT146211455111490
9HARYANA622562041430
10HIMACHAL PRADESH3615415263
11JAMMU AND KASHMIR42911113440
12JHARKHAND434546382175
13KARNATAKA595362513592
14KERALA9411130971
15LADAKH19319338
16LAKSHADWEEP1094
17MADHYA PRADESH23011181022818
18MAHARASHTRA27906244553424
19MANIPUR3651147923
20MEGHALAYA905869227
21MIZORAM83449546
22NAGALAND12962307
23ODISHA679470992304
24PUDUCHERRY10810198
25PUNJAB13241128077941
26RAJASTHAN1125489976302
27SIKKIM1995410
28TAMIL NADU1252575572467
29TELANGANA12769108825385
30THE DADRA AND NAGAR HAVELI AND DAMAN AND DIU384119
31TRIPURA589771366
32UTTAR PRADESH57702467802871
33UTTARAKHAND779520131218
34WEST BENGAL333929382222
Grand Total26990221430064913
*Some GP may have more than 1 service points

Further, Ministry of Panchayati Raj has prepared a Model Panchayat Citizens Charter/ framework for delivery of the services across the 29 sectors of Eleventh Schedule for the Panchayats to adopt. The aim is to provide services to the people in a time bound manner, redressing their grievances and improving their lives. The ‘Meri Panchayat, MeraAdhikaar- Jan Sevaayein Hamaare Dwaar’ campaign was rolled out from 01st July to 30th September, 2021. The campaign had emerged as an effective strategy for ensuring the Gram Panchayats have a Citizen Charter approved by the respective Gram Sabhas in place. The different services rendered to the citizen by the Panchayat are catalogued and the time limit is set for such service.

As on date, over 2.32 Lakh Gram Panchayats across 31 States/ UTs have conducted Gram Sabha and 2.15 Lakh Gram Panchayats have now finalised their Citizen Charters.

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