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Construction : Exclusive Report | March 2014 | Source : Construction Update

GOI releases Rs 729.43 crore under RGSY and RGPSA

The Government of India has released Rs 729.43 crore to 23 States and UT of Andaman & Nicobar Islands from 2010-11 till 19th February 2014 under Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Yojana (RGSY) and Rajiv Gandhi Panchayat Sashaktikaran Abhiyan (RGPSA) for empowerment and strengthening of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) and elected representatives of PRIs. Rs 412.51 crore have been released from 2010-11 to 2013-14 for establishment of training centres in form of State Panchayat Resource Centres (SPRC), District Panchayat Resource Centres (DPRC) and Extension Training Centres (ETC) under the schemes of Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Yojana (RGSY) and Rajiv Gandhi Panchayat Sashktikaran Abhiyan (RGPSA). With the utilization of these funds, 115 SRPCs, DPRCs, ETCs and Panchayat Training Centres have been set up/upgraded for imparting training to the elected members of Panchayati Raj Institutions. The scheme of RGSY was implemented till 31.03.2013 and from 01.04.2013 it has been subsumed in the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of RGPSA which was launched in 2012-13. The RGPSA aims to strengthen Panchayats across the country. It supports need based activities of the States to strengthen Panchayats in their context on the basis of plans prepared by the States. RGPSA provides for a range of activities including administrative and technical expertise at Gram Panchayats, capacity building & training, establishment of resource centres/training centres, e-enablement of Panchayats, Gram Panchayat buildings, support for Panchayat processes etc. States are also encouraged to devolve powers to Panchayats and put in place a system for increasing their accountability.
 
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