Ministry of Panchayati Raj

Mr. Ashok Kumar Angurana
Secretary

Secretary's Profile

Past Secretaries

Ms. Loretta Mary Vas

Vision

Strengthening of democracy at grassroot level to attain decentralised & participatory local self-government through Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs).

Mission

Empowerment, enablement and accountability of PRIs to ensure inclusive development with social justice, and effective and efficient delivery of public services.

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  • Empowerment - (i) Progressive devolution of Functions, Funds and Functionaries (3Fs) upon the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs).
  • Empowerment - (ii) Increasing participation of women/other disadvantaged groups in decision making through Gram Sabha and various
  • Panchayat Committees.
  • Empowerment - (iii) Implementation of Panchayat Extension to Scheduled Areas Act (PESA), 1996.
  • Enablement - (i) Developing Strong Panchayati Raj system through building the organization capacity of PRIs and the professional capacity of Elected Representatives and Official functionaries so that they can perform their mandated roles effectively.
  • Enablement - (ii) Institutionalizing and using integrated decentralized participatory planning through the PRIs and DPCs for convergence of plethora of schemes and pooling of diverse resources for better outcomes.
  • Enablement - (iii) Mitigating regional backwardness through PRIs under Backward Regions Grant Fund (BRGF) programme.
  • Accountability - (i) Supporting Panchayats to achieve transparency and accountability in their functioning.
  • Accountability - (i) Strengthen Gram Sabhas to function effectively as the basic forum of people’s participation.
Outcome/ Impact of department/ ministry Jointly responsible for influencing this outcome / impact with the following department (s) / ministry(ies) Success Indicator Unit FY 11/12 FY 12/13 FY 13/14 FY 14/15 FY 15/16
Progressive devolution of Functions, Funds and Functionaries (3Fs) upon the Panchayati Raj Institutions
(PRIs)
State Governments, central Ministries/ Departments dealing with social sectors and Panchayati Raj institutions. State Governments, central Ministries/ Departments dealing with social sectors and Panchayati Raj institutions. Number of States where incremental devolution of powers to PRIs has taken place. Number of states 13 13 13 13 13
Enhancing reservation for women in PRIs from 33% to 50%. State Governments and Parliament of India. Notices sent for introduction of bill to Parliament. Number of Notices     2    
Enhanced compliance under PESA [Panchayat (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996] State Governments/Ministry of Tribal  Affairs/ Ministry of Forest & Environment/ Department of Land Resources (Ministry of Rural Development)/ Law & Justice PESA compliant laws in the States. %   25 50 75 100
Developing Strong Panchayati Raj system through building the organization capacity of PRIs and the professional capacity of Elected Representatives and official functionaries so that they can perform their
mandated roles effectively.
All State Governments Pursue States in preparation of need based plan under RGPSA Number of plan recieved     10 15 15
    State proposal sanctioned Number of States     10 15 15
    Capacity Building Programmes to be organized Participants trained 10 6 10 10 12
    To pursue the State Governments for Constructing Panchayat Ghars where it is not available No. of Panchay at Ghars sanctione 940 1004 1000 800 900
    Establishment of State Panchayat Resource Centres etc. Number of States     10 10 10
Improved accountability and transparency in all aspects of Panchayats functioning through e-enablement and incentivization. Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Adoption of applications under PES by States/UTs Number     25 30 31

 

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