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Panchayat Awards 2020: Jammu and Kashmir’s & Odisha’s 3 panchayats get prestigious national award

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On the occasion of National Panchayati Raj Day on 24th of April 2020, three Panchayats in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Union Territory-UT  & Odisha’s (State) has clinched national awards under separate categories for their outstanding performance in strengthening rural democracy.Panchayati Raj Institutions PANCHAYAT AWARDSHere is the list of 3 awards won by J&K Panchayats:

S.No

Name of the Panchayat

Award Name

1 Panchayat Jamola Lower of Rajouri District Child-friendly Gram Panchayat Award(CFGPA) 2020
2 Panchayat Dhangri of Rajouri District Nanaji Deshmukh Rashtriya Gaurav Gram Sabha Puraskar (NDRGGSP) 2020
3 Panchayat Zaloora B of Baramulla  District Gram Panchayat Development Plans (GPDP) 2020

List of 3 awards won by Odisha Panchayats:

S.No

Name of the Panchayat

Award Name

1 Badaborsingi panchayat in Belaguntha block Child-friendly Gram Panchayat Award 2020
2 Podamari in Sanakhemundi block Nanaji Deshmukh Rashtriya Gaurav Gram Sabha Puraskar (NDRGGSP) 2020
3 Kainchapur panchayat in Ganjam block Gram Panchayat Development Plans (GPDP) 2020

 

Key Points:
i.
A total of 30 gram panchayats (GP) from other states and union territories of India chosen for Child-Friendly Gram Panchayat Award 2020; 28 GPs receives award for Gram Panchayat Development Plans; And  27 GPs gets NDRGGSP award.
The full list can be found in the link below,
https://panchayataward.gov.in/

About Panchayat Awards:

  • Instituted by the Ministry of Panchayati Raj (MoPR), Government of India (GoI), it honours the best performing Panchayats recommended by the State Governments/UT Administrations since 2011-12. The awards are given on the National Panchayati Raj Day every year.
  • Every year awards are given under different 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 and e-Panchayat Puraskar (given to States/UTs only).
    But this year due to lockdown only 3 category awards are given.Remaining 2 awards(Deen Dayal Upadhyay Panchayat Sashaktikaran Puraskar (DDUPSP) & e-Panchayat Puraskar) were not yet finalized.Once finalized it will be announced.

About NDRGGSP award:
It is given to Gram Panchayats only for its great contribution to socio-economic development by involving Gram Sabhas.Rs 10 lakh will be awarded to the winners.

About GPDP Award:
Introduced in 2018,it has been given to encourage the GPs which have formulated their GPDPs according to the State/UT guidelines prepared in line with the models guidelines issued by MoPR.Rs five lakh will be awarded to winners.

About CFGPA award:
It is given for best performing Gram Panchayats (GPs)/Village Councils (VCs) (one in each State/UT) for adopting child-friendly practices.Rs.5 lakh will be awarded to the winners.

About Ministry of Panchayati Raj:
Headquarters
– New Delhi
Union Minister– Narendra Singh Tomar