Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan

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  • December 17, 2022
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In News: Under RGSA scheme, funds to the tune of Rs. 1,538.32 crore has been released to States/ UTs during the last three years

  • It includes construction of Panchayat Bhawans, procurement of computers and peripherals.

About RGSA:


  • Launched in 2018
  • Also known as the ‘Transformation of Aspirational Districts’ program
  • Aims to transform selected districts quickly and effectively.
  • Districts were selected on parameters like poverty, public health, nutrition, education, gender, sanitation, drinking water, livelihood generation which are in sync with SDGs and fall within the realm of Panchayats.
  • Implemented as core Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) for four years viz., from 2018-19 to 2021-22 with State and Central shares.
  • Under the RGSA the Ministry of Panchayati Raj has been supplementing the efforts of State governments, even though Panchayat is a State subject.
  • MoPR provides financial support to States for certain infrastructural facilities such as Gram Panchayat Bhawans, computers and peripherals for GPs on a limited scale on demand from the states along with funding the capacity building of Panchayati Raj Institutions.
  • Ministry of Panchayati Raj is implementing e-Panchayat Mission Mode Project (MMP) to provide digital solutions such as e-GramSwaraj application that addresses planning, budgeting, accounting, monitoring, payments by the Panchayats with a view to bring in transparency, accountability and efficiency in local governance.
  • The application of Audit Online for auditing the Panchayat accounts on utilization of Finance Commission Funds has been put in place.

Source: PIB

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