Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Panchayati Raj
15-December-2011 18:02 IST
Videography of Gram Sabha Meetings
Ministry of Panchayati Raj has issued the guidelines on 8 December, 2011 advising all States/UTs to make a full video-and-audiographic record of all Gram Sabha meetings and of the proceedings therein. It has also been advised to retain a copy of the video-and audiograph of the Gram Sabha meetings in the Panchayat office and in the District Panchayat Secretary’s office for record.

Where necessary or if complaints or doubts arise that the process of consultation with the Gram Sabha was incompletely carried out or decisions contrary to the Gram Sabha’s opinion were taken, the videograph would provide a means of verification of facts.

The above information was given by the Minister of Panchayati Raj Shri V. Kishore Chandra Deo in the Rajya Sabha today.