12 May 2012

Training Programme for Elected Panchayat Representatives

The financial assistance is provided to States / UTs for conducting training programmes for Panchayat Elected Representatives (ERs) and Panchayat functionaries in the schemes implemented by Ministry of Panchayati Raj (MoPR) namely Panchayat Mahila Evam Yuva Shakti Abhiyan (PMEYSA), Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Yojana (RGSY) and Backward Region Grant Fund (BRGF). 

MoPR monitors training programmes through progress reports, utilisation certificates, audit reports, periodic communications and meetings, workshops etc. The training modules are revised from time to time by States Institutes of Rural Development (SIRDs). An online system of monitoring of physical and financial progress is also in place for this purpose. For training activities for ERs and Panchayat functionaries, under BRGF and RGSY, the funds are directly released to the State Governments and / or SIRDs etc. State Governments / SIRDs associate professional agencies to augment their capacities as per their need. MoPR has organized workshops, meetings etc., with States for enhancement of quality and coverage of training. 

This information was given by the Minister of Panchayati Affairs, Shri V. Kishore Chandra Deo in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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