412 New Panchayats are set be “E Panchayats “in Himachal :Virender Kanwar Minister

As many as 412 new panchayats in  himachal pradesh would be converted to  “E Panchayats ” in next two months  to induce mass ICT culture at the grassroots level  for flawless and efficient implementation of the e-application  aiming at providing various  government   services available to villagers at their doorsteps said  Sh Virender Kanwar  Minister for Rural Development,&  Panchayati Raj here today.
 He said that total 412 new panchayats were created during Feb 2021 and April 2021 for the convenience of villagers who hitherto had to travel long distances (to the panchayat offices) for redressal of various issues.
He said that out of total 412 new panchayats  51 panchayats in Shimla ,81 panchayats in Kangra ,12 panchayats inUna ,95 panchayats in Mandi ,25 panchayats in  Bilaspur ,26 Panchayats in Chamaba ,19 panchayats in Hamirpur ,29 Panchayats in Solan ,31 Panchayats in Sirmour ,31 Panchayats in Kullu ,four Panachayats in  Lahaul Spiti and eight Panchayats in Kinnaur would be converted to “E  Panchayats” by setting up  ICT infrastructure like Hardware ,internet facilites etc  with a total cost of Rs 2.06 crore in these panchayats in next two months .

 So far  about Rs  40 cr. has been spent to provide  ICT infrastructure like Hardware,internet facilities etc  to  3226 “E-Panchayats” in the state. He said that a sum of Rs 195 crore would be spent on the construction of the building and other infrastructure for newly created    412 new panchayats in a phased manner . 
All  govt functionaries and Panchayati raj representatives of newly created panchayats will be trained on functioning and  other aspects of ”  E Panchayats ” in coming months  so as   large sections of rural population are able to benefit from new technologies; can access and share information and services freely and can participate in thedevelopment process more effectively. by extensive use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

He said that budget provision of around 19 lakhs has been made for training of Panchayati Raj Representativeand Officials to ensure efficient functioning of  “E Panchayats” models in  the state . So far 27321 officials and PRI functionaries have been trained and presently training is being imparted through online mode.

The state has provided internet connectivity  to  3226  panchayats at present  where  people can access various services  such as copy of parivar register, registration of birth, death and marriages etc and getting certificates of the same  while sitting at the comforts of their homes ,Sh Virender Kanwar Minister said 
  State received 1st first e panchayat award in the year 2020 and  successively second award in the year 2021 for efficient management of  Planning, accounting, Progress reporting, Goe tagging, asset directory, area profiler, Local government directory    on PES (Panchayat  Enterprise Suite) website  and best implementation of state specific services 

 As many as twelve Zila Prishads and 78 Block Samitis are covered under PES mode and process of two newly created block Samitis is underway.   
  Presently  3226  “E Gram Panchayats ” has uploaded the  Gram Panchayat   Development Plan(GPDP)  on portal. Approx 2600  E  Gram Panchayats  has closed the yearbook of current Financial Year on portal . A target has been fixed to make 100 %   payment    through   e-Gramswaraj- Public Finance Management System (PFMS) interface.
 The works being done by E panchayats are being geotagged and so far 42793 works of Central Finance Commission  (CFC ),are being geo tagged in the state  State specific applications namely e-Pariwar (copy of pariwar register) and e-District (provide online copy of birth, death and marriage register) online services are being provided to the people of Panchayats  said  Mr Virender Kanwar  Minister for Rural Development,&  Panchayati Raj here today

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