Panchayat Awards 2020: Rajasthan

Panchayat Awards 2020: Rajasthan

On the occasion of National Panchayati Raj Day 2020, Union Ministry of Panchayati Raj awarded 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 post details the various awards in reference to Rajasthan State.

Brief About National Panchayati Raj Day

The Constitution (73rd Amendment) Act, 1992 came into force with effect from 24th April, 1993 and gave constitutional status to Panchayati Raj institutions (PRI’s). It is considered as a defining moment in the history of decentralization of power to the grassroots, with the institutionalization of Panchayati Raj.

In 2010, Government of India in consultation with the States, decided to celebrate 24th April as National Panchayati Raj Day. Consequently, the first National Panchayati Raj Day was celebrated in 2010. Since then, the National Panchayati Raj Day (राष्ट्रीय पंचायती राज दिवस) (NPRD) is celebrated on April 24 every year in India.

Every year on this National Panchayati Raj Day Union Ministry of Panchayati Raj organises National Conference and awards best performing Gram Panchayats. 

National Panchayati Raj Day 2020

This year, it was proposed to organize a national event at Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh and Hon’ble Prime Minister had accorded his kind consent to inaugurate the national event and address all the Gram Sabhas and Panchayati Raj Institutions across the country. But, owing to unprecedented situation that emerged due to outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic in the country, it was been decided to commemorate the National Panchayati Raj Day digitally on 24th  April, 2020. 

Panchayat Awards 2020

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. Awards are given under various categories namely:

  • Deen Dayal Upadhyay Panchayat Sashaktikaran Puraskar (DDUPSP),
  • Nanaji Deshmukh Rashtriya Gaurav Gram Sabha Puraskar (NDRGGSP),
  • Child-friendly Gram Panchayat Award (CFGPA),
  • Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP) Award
  • e-Panchayat Puraskar (given to States/UTs only).

This year, due to lockdown, awards under only above three categories 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 and will be shared with the concerned States/ UT.

Award in the other two categories will be finalized and communicated to States separately after completion of due process which got delayed due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.

Panchayat Awards 2020: Rajasthan

Following Gram Panchayats from Rajasthan won the award under the different categories of Awards.

Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP) Award

  • Nandri gram panchayat in Mandor block panchayat in Jodhpur district. 

Child-friendly Gram Panchayat Award (CFGPA),

  • Sunara gram panchayat in Newai block panchayat in Tonk district. 

Nanaji Deshmukh Rashtriya Gaurav Gram Sabha Puraskar (NDRGGSP),

  • Jakhora gram panchayat in Ladpura block panchayat in Kota district. 

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Panchayat Awards 2020 Rajasthan

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