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E-PANCHAYAT AWARD FOR UTTAR PRADESH

E-PANCHAYAT AWARD FOR UTTAR PRADESH

Context

Recently, Uttar Pradesh government won the “E-Panchayat Puraskar 2021”, ranking first in Category I.

Details

  • It was followed by Assam and Chhattisgarh at the second position, while Odisha and Tamil Nadu stood third.
  • e-Panchayat Puraskar is given to States/UTs or promoting e-enablement of PRIs for bringing in efficiency, transparency and accountability in their functioning.

About Panchayati Raj System

  • It has three levels: Gram Panchayat (village level), Mandal Parishad or Block Samiti of Panchayat Samiti (block level), and Zila Parishad (district level).
  • It was formalized in 1992 by the 73rd amendment to the Indian Constitution.
  • The Amendment added two new parts to the Constitution, namely, Part IX titled “The Panchayats” (added by 73rd Amendment) and Part IXA titled “The Municipalities” (added by 74th Amendment).
  • Currently, the Panchayati Raj system exists in all states except Nagaland, Meghalaya, and Mizoram, and in all Union Territories except Delhi.

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