Model Panchayat Citizens Charter

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  • June 7, 2021
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Model Panchayat Citizens Charter

Part of: GS Prelims and GS -II – Panchayati Raj

In news

  • A Model Panchayat Citizens Charter was recently released .
  • Ministry: Ministry of Panchayati Raj 
  • Prepared by: Ministry of Panchayati Raj (MoPR) in collaboration with National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR)

About the Model Panchayat Citizens Charter

  • What is its aim?
    • To Provide Services to the People in a Time Bound Manner
    • Redressing Their Grievances 
    • Improving Their Lives.
  • The Panchayats will utilise this framework to draw up a Citizens Charter and adopt it through a resolution of the Gram Sabha by 15th August, 2021.
  • Panchayats are responsible for delivery of basic services as enshrined under article 243G of the Constitution of India, specifically in the areas of Health & Sanitation, Education, Nutrition, Drinking Water. 

Important value additions 

National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRD&PR)

  • It is an autonomous organisation under the Union Ministry of Rural Development.
  • It is a premier national centre of excellence in rural development and Panchayati Raj. 
  • It builds capacities of rural development functionaries, elected representatives of PRIs, bankers, NGOs and other stakeholders.
  • It is recognized internationally as one of the UN-ESCAP Centres of Excellence.
  • The Institute is located in Hyderabad, Telangana.
  • It also has North-Eastern Regional Centre (NERC) at Guwahati, Assam to meet the NE-regional needs.

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