National Panchayati Raj Day program organized

National Panchayati Raj Day program organized

National Panchayati Raj Day and Local Self-Governance Day have been observed on 24 April.

The National Panchayati Raj Day is organized every year by the Government of India on 24 April. This day is also known as National Local Self Government Day.

Key points

  • On this occasion, the Prime Minister has launched the ‘SVAMITVA Scheme’ across the country by distributing e-property cards to 09 lakh property owners under the ‘SVAMITVA Scheme’ through video conferencing.
  • Rashtriya Panchayat Awards 2021 were also presented on the occasion. The awards have been conferred under the following categories, including:
  1. DeenDayalUpadhyayPanchayatSashaktikaranPuraskarto224
  2. Nanaji Deshmukh National Gaurav Gram SabhaPuraskarto30 Gram Panchayats.
  3. Gram Panchayat Development Scheme Award to 29 Gram Panchayats.
  4. Child-friendly Gram Panchayat Award to 30 Gram Panchayats.
  5. e-panchayat awards to 12
  • In this program, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Panchayat Sashaktikaran Puraskarwas given to the District Panchayat Shamli after being elected the best District Panchayat.
  • Under the award, a citation and an amount of Rs50 lakh was awarded to Shamli District Panchayat.
  • On the occasion of National Panchayati Raj Day, the scheme of giving free ration under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana has been extended for two months (May and June).

Beginning of Panchayati Raj Day:

  • The National Panchayati Raj Day in India was announced in 2010 by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Since then, Panchayati Raj Day is being celebrated every year on 24
  • It should be noted that the 73rd Constitutional Amendment of the Constitution (which was related to the grant of constitutional status to the Panchayati Raj system) was implemented only on 24

73rd Constitution Amendment 1992

A new Part IX has been added to the Constitution only under the 73rd Constitutional Amendment 1992. These are from Articles 243 to 243 (O). A new eleventh schedule has also been included.

Source – PIB

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