• The Ministry of Panchayati Raj launched e-Gram Swaraj, a work-based comprehensive application for Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) under the e-Panchayat Mission Mode Project(MMP) on 24th April 2020, National Panchayati Raj Day.
  • This application encompasses all aspects of Panchayat functioning viz. planning, budgeting, accounting, monitoring, asset management etc. on a single digital platform including online payments.
    • It was designed to operate as a single window solution for all day-to-day functioning of the Panchayats from Planning to Online Payments.
  • Objective: e-GramSwaraj aims to bring in better transparency in the decentralised planning, progress reporting and work-based accounting.
  • e-Panchayat MMP:
    • Under Digital India Programme, Ministry of Panchayati Raj is implementing e-Panchayat Mission Mode Project (MMP) with the aim to transform the functioning of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) by making them more transparent, accountable, and effective.
    • Building on the achievements in the past, Ministry has also integrated e-Gram SWARAJ with Public Financial Management System for Gram Panchayats to make real time payments to vendors/service providers.
      • Further, Panchayats have adopted the mechanism to make payments to vendors through Public Financial Management System.
e-Gram Swaraj
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