The government launched the e-Gram Swaraj Scheme to facilitate self-governance and rural development.
This initiative aims to empower rural communities by improving access to government services and information via a digital platform.
eGramswaraj Portal is a simpliﬁed work-based accounting application for Panchayats. This portal helps them create, manage, maintain, and report on their economic activities.
It has been developed to strengthen digitization in Panchayats. Apart from this, the portal aims to bring better transparency and accountability in implementing schemes and programs at the grassroots level.
Citizens can access any information regarding panchayats in the e-gram panchayat system without logging in. The portal provides the latest updates on
Planning & Reporting
Progress reporting(physical & financial)
The features of the eGram Swaraj Portal are as follows.
Maintains information about elected members, elections, and other general information about the panchayat
Assists in planning activities and tracks the physical as well as financial progress of those activities
Enables work-based accounting and monitoring of fund expenditures with Treasury-PFMS collaboration.
Serves as an asset directory as it contains all assets about the panchayats in one place
With simple and user-friendly technical architecture, the portal supports operations with other Panchayat Enterprise Suite(PES) applications
The state agency has the power to approve or disapprove requests by Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) for login ID creation. The eGram portal registration process is described in detail below.
Through the eGram Swaraj portal, the state agency will open the panchayat's online scheme module
To onboard the panchayat, the agency will choose the respective PRI and save the details
Once approved, the state agency will provide the User ID and the password for login to the user
All PRIs must register the Digital Signature Certificates (DSCs) for their respective Maker and Checker in eGram Swaraj, and this must be approved by the immediate higher authority.
The chosen PRIs will enter the relevant data pertaining to the panchayat into the system.
eGram Swaraj offers the following advantages:
Through decentralized project planning, the eGram Swaraj Portal facilitates transparency and provides progress reports on the development project.
It helps in accelerating the project implementation and execution
The portal allows individuals to be aware of allotted funding and the project status of current plans.
It also offers individuals a glimpse into the operations of the Panchayati Raj Ministry.
It contains all information about the gram panchayat, including its Sarpanch, property records, and more.
Also, all development funds would be distributed via eGram Swaraj, guaranteeing the highest level of transparency to the general public.
The mobile phone application, eGramSwaraj, is developed to address the key issue of transparency and access to information in India.
For example, citizens can now view information about their village Panchayats on their phones.
This experience will encourage greater participation in the governance process so that the public can engage with their local government.
In India, panchayats are local government units headed by sarpanches.
eGram Swaraj is free and any citizen interested in finding out more about their panchayats can use it.
A Digital Signature Certificate verifies your identity electronically. It also ensures the absolute privacy of the information exchanged using a Digital Signature Certificate, providing you with a high level of security for your online transactions.
Yes. You can access all the information on the website without an internet connection.
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