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What is the news?
Union Minister for Panchayati Raj and Rural Development has launched People’s Plan Campaign 2021– Sabki Yojana Sabka Vikas and Vibrant Gram Sabha Dashboard.
About the Panchayats
Panchayats are the centre points of grassroots democracy. There are 31.65 lakh elected Panchayat representatives across the country of which 14.53 lakh are women. Panchayats have a significant role to play in the effective and efficient implementation of flagship schemes for the transformation of rural India.
About the People’s Plan Campaign – Sabki Yojana Sabka Vikas 2021
Timeline: This year’s campaign will be rolled out in all the States from 2nd October 2021 to 31st January 2022.
Aim: To help Gram Panchayats(GPs) in the preparation of a convergent and holistic Gram Panchayat Development Plan(GPDP) through the identification of sectoral infrastructural gaps in respective areas.
During the campaign, structured Gram Sabha meetings will be held for preparing Panchayat Development Plans for the next financial year 2022–2023. The structured Gram Sabha meetings will include physical presence and presentation by frontline workers/supervisors on 29 sectors. These sectors represent the 29 subjects listed in the Eleventh Schedule of the Constitution.
What is Vibrant Gram Sabha Dashboard?
It is a dashboard that will help in increasing maximum participation from Panchayats through the meeting of Gram Sabha, the Standing Committee meeting of Gram Panchayat, meeting of elected Panchayat public representatives throughout the year.
About Gram Panchayat Development Plan(GPDP)
- Under Article 243 G of the Constitution, Gram Panchayats have been mandated for the preparation of GPDP for economic development and social justice utilizing the resources available to them.
- The GPDP planning process should be comprehensive and participatory by involving full convergence with the schemes of all related Central Ministries / Line Departments.
Source: This post is based on the article “Union Minister Shri Giriraj Singh launches People’s Plan Campaign 2021 and Vibrant Gram Sabha Dashboard” published in PIB on 30th September 2021.