Ministry of Panchayati Raj
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Computerisation of Gram Panchayats

Posted On: 07 DEC 2021 3:54PM by PIB Delhi

Panchayat being a State subject, providing basic infrastructure including computers etc. is primarily the responsibility of concerned State Government/ UT administration. The level of computerisation of GPs varies among States, depending upon the availability of electric power supply, internet connectivity, adequate computer- trained manpower, financial resources at the GP level etc.

Under the erstwhile scheme of Rajiv Gandhi Panchayat Sashaktikaran Abhiyan (RGPSA), Ministry of Panchayati Raj (MoPR) had provided financial assistance to States/ UTs for e-enablement including computers and peripherals upto 2014-15. Under the restructured scheme of Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA), funds have been provided to States/UTs for provision of computer for their e-enablement. Further, the untied/ basic grants under 15th Finance Commission can also be used by Rural Local Bodies (RLBs) for computer in the respective Rural Local Bodies.

MoPR is implementing e-Panchayat Mission Mode Project (MMP) under which a suite of core common applications has been developed to address various aspects of Panchayats’ functioning including planning, budgeting, implementation, accounting, monitoring, social audit and delivery of citizen services like issue of certificates, licenses, etc.

For attaining the vision of Digital India, BharatNet project is being implemented by Department of Telecommunications in a phased manner to create network to connect all the Gram Panchayats by broadband in the country. As on 01.11.2021, a total number of 1,65,765 GPs (including Block Head Quarters) have been made Service Ready in the country. The targeted date for the completion of the project is extended to August, 2023.

State/UT-wise details of Gram Panchayats with/ without computer

 

Sl. No

State/UT

Gram Panchayats including TLBs  (as per LGD updated on 01.12.2021)

GP with Computer

GP Without computers

1

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

70

70

0

2

Andhra Pradesh

13371

7854

5517

3

Arunachal Pradesh

2108

305

1803

4

Assam*

2666

1399

1267

5

Bihar

8173

7626

547

6

Chhattisgarh

11658

5484

6174

7

Goa

191

191

0

8

Gujarat*

14257

14253

4

9

Haryana

6225

2500

3725

10

Himachal Pradesh

3615

3226

389

11

Jammu & Kashmir

4291

3973

318

12

Jharkhand

4352

3753

599

13

Karnataka

5975

5550

425

14

Kerala

941

941

0

15

Ladakh

193

184

9

16

Lakshadweep

10

10

0

17

Madhya Pradesh

22741

22710

31

18

Maharashtra

27897

26167

1730

19

Manipur

3818

86

3732

20

Meghalaya

9005

5171

3834

21

Mizoram

834

175

659

22

Nagaland

1288

216

1072

23

Odisha

6798

6798

0

24

Puducherry

108

100

8

25

Punjab

13263

13263

0

26

Rajasthan

11341

9701

1640

27

Sikkim

185

165

20

28

Tamil Nadu

12525

12525

0

29

Telangana

12769

4783

7986

30

Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu

38

38

0

31

Tripura*

1219

412

807

32

Uttar Pradesh

58189

36167

22022

33

Uttarakhand

7791

1939

5852

34

West Bengal

3340

3340

0

 

Total

271245

201075

70170

* Including TLBs

 

This information was given by Union Minister of State for Panchayati Raj Shri Kapil Moreshwar Patil in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

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