In India, April 24th is celebrated as National Panchayti Raj Diwas every year. This day marks the passing of the Constitution (73rd Amendment), 1992 that came into force with effect from 24th April 24, 1993.
The passage of 73rd amendment is hailed as a defining moments in the history at is permits states to take step to organize “Village Panchayats” and provide them with necessary powers and authority necessary to facilitate them to function as unit of self government.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed various Gram Panchayats across the country today.
Due to the social distancing Prime Minister Narendra Modi has interacted to all Sarpanches through Video Conferencing.
On this occasion, Shri Narendra Modi has launched the unified e-GramSwaraj Portal and Mobile App.
The Unified Portal is a new initiative of Ministry of Panchayati Raj which will provide the Gram Panchayats with a single interface to prepare and implement their Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP).
Prime Minister also launched the Swamitva Scheme on the occasion. The scheme provides for an integrated property validation solution for rural India; the demarcation of inhabited land in rural areas would be done by the use of latest surveying methods – Drone’s technology with the collaborated efforts of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, State Panchayati Raj Department, State Revenue Department and Survey of India.
Every year, on this occasion, Ministry of Panchayati Raj has been awarding the best performing Panchayats/States/UTs across the country under the Incentivization of Panchayats in recognition of their good work for improving delivery of services and public goods. This year three such awards viz. Nanaji Deshmukh Rashtriya Gaurav Gram Sabha Puraskar (NDRGGSP), Child-friendly Gram Panchayat Award (CFGPA) and Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP) Award have been finalized which will be shared with the concerned States/ UT.