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Rajiv Gandhi Panchayat Sashaktikaran Abhiyan (RGPSA)

Objectives:

  • Enhance capacities and effectiveness of Panchayats and the Gram Sabhas;
  • Enable democratic decision-making and accountability in Panchayats and promote people’s participation;
  • Strengthen the institutional structure for knowledge creation and capacity building of Panchayats;
  • Promote devolution of powers and responsibilities to Panchayats according to the spirit of the Constitution and PESA Act;
  • Strengthen Gram Sabhas to function effectively as the basic forum of people’s participation, transparency and accountability within the Panchayat system;
  • Create and strengthen democratic local self-government in areas where Panchayats do not exist;
  • Strengthen the constitutionally mandated framework on which Panchayats are founded.

Old schemes subsumed in RGPSA:

  • Rashtriya gram swaraj yojana (rgsy)
  • Panchayat mahila evam yuva shakti abhiyan (pmeysa)
  • Panchaya (extension to scheduled areas) act (pesa)
  • Panchayat empowerment and accountability incentive scheme (peais)
  • E-enablement of panchayats
  • Resource support to states (rss)

Components Of The Scheme:

(A) Activities Under State Plans Are:

  • Administrative and Technical Support
  • GP Buildings
  • Capacity Building and Training of Elected Representatives & Functionaries
  • Institutional Structure for Training at State, District & Block level
  • e-enablement of Panchayats
  • Support to Panchayat Processes and Procedures in Panchayats with Inadequate Revenue Base
  • Special Support for Gram Sabhas in PESA and NE Areas
  • Programme Management
  • Information, Education, Communication (IEC)
  • Strengthening of SECs
  • Innovative Activities in States

(B) Activities Under The National Plan For Technical Assistance (NTPA) Are:

  • Institutional Support at National Level
  • Planning, Management and Supervision
  • Technical Support to States
  • Performance Assessment and Incentivization of Panchayats and Gram Sabha
  • Support to Innovation
  • National Programme Management Unit

Funding:

Objectives:

  • Enhance capacities and effectiveness of Panchayats and the Gram Sabhas;
  • Enable democratic decision-making and accountability in Panchayats and promote people’s participation;
  • Strengthen the institutional structure for knowledge creation and capacity building of Panchayats;
  • Promote devolution of powers and responsibilities to Panchayats according to the spirit of the Constitution and PESA Act;
  • Strengthen Gram Sabhas to function effectively as the basic forum of people’s participation, transparency and accountability within the Panchayat system;
  • Create and strengthen democratic local self-government in areas where Panchayats do not exist;
  • Strengthen the constitutionally mandated framework on which Panchayats are founded.

Old schemes subsumed in RGPSA:

  • Rashtriya gram swaraj yojana (rgsy)
  • Panchayat mahila evam yuva shakti abhiyan (pmeysa)
  • Panchaya (extension to scheduled areas) act (pesa)
  • Panchayat empowerment and accountability incentive scheme (peais)
  • E-enablement of panchayats
  • Resource support to states (rss)

Components Of The Scheme:

(A) Activities Under State Plans Are:

  • Administrative and Technical Support
  • GP Buildings
  • Capacity Building and Training of Elected Representatives & Functionaries
  • Institutional Structure for Training at State, District & Block level
  • e-enablement of Panchayats
  • Support to Panchayat Processes and Procedures in Panchayats with Inadequate Revenue Base
  • Special Support for Gram Sabhas in PESA and NE Areas
  • Programme Management
  • Information, Education, Communication (IEC)
  • Strengthening of SECs
  • Innovative Activities in States

(B) Activities Under The National Plan For Technical Assistance (NTPA) Are:

  • Institutional Support at National Level
  • Planning, Management and Supervision
  • Technical Support to States
  • Performance Assessment and Incentivization of Panchayats and Gram Sabha
  • Support to Innovation
  • National Programme Management Unit

Funding:

 

Nodal Agency: Ministry of Panchayati Raj

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