Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Panchayati Raj
31-August-2012 14:34 IST
Setting up of Digital Panchayat Centres
The Ministry of Panchayati Raj does not propose to set-up digital panchayat centres across rural India to empower and develop the grass root communities at the Panchayat level. However, the Ministry has formulated a project namely e-Panchayat Mission Mode Project (MMP), under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP), for e-enablement of all the Panchayats which will make their functioning more efficient and transparent. Under the e-Panchayat Mission Mode Project (MMP), 11 Core Common Software applications are envisaged. These applications collectively constitute the Panchayat Enterprise Suite (PES). Four of these applications namely PRIASoft, PlanPlus, National Panchayat Portal and Local Governance Directory have been rolled out and are in public domain. These can be accessed at,, and respectively. Six more applications namely Area Profiler, ServicePlus, Asset Directory, ActionSoft, Social Audit and Trainings Management were launched on 24th April, 2012 on the occasion of National Panchayat Day and are in the process of adoption by the States.

This information was given by the Minister of Panchayati Raj, Shri V. Kishore Chandra Deo in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.