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Government of India
Ministry of Panchayati Raj
14 DEC 2021 3:13PM by PIB Delhi
Capacity Building Programmes for Panchayats

Under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA) launched in 2018-19, the Ministry has till date provided financial support to the tune of 1949.16 crores to the States/ Union Territories (UTs) for various activities relating to strengthening of Panchayats including Capacity Building and Training (CB&T) of Elected Representatives (ERs), Panchayat Functionaries (PFs) and other stakeholders of Panchayats.

The training area covers Panchayat Governance, Panchayat Finance, formulation & monitoring of Gram Panchayat Development Plans (GPDPs), Own Source Revenue generation, various schemes of Government, subjects of national importance such as Primary health & Immunisation, Nutrition, Education, Sanitation, Water conservation etc. and the role of Panchayats therein. Trainings are also conducted for eGramSwaraj and Audit online to cater to various aspects of Panchayat functioning including planning, budgeting accounting, audit & delivery of citizen services. Exposure visits of ERs and Panchayat functionaries have been scaled up to promote learning through peer exchange and development of model panchayats as peer learning centres.

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