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Nation sets for e-panchayat mission mode project; Many Panchayat Bodies in Manipur still not computerised

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Imphal, July 31: As per information provided by Government of Manipur to the Minister of Panchayati Raj, out of the 161 Gram Panchayats (GPs) in the State, 65 GPs have computers. This was answered by the Union Minister Panchayati Raj while replying to an unstarred question put up by Manipur MP Bhabananda .
On the question on whether e-panchayat mission mode project is being implemented throughout the country the Minister in his reply stated that The Ministry of Panchayat Raj (MoPR) is implementing e-Panchayat Mission Mode Project (MMP) that seeks to transform the functioning of all the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs), making them more transparent, accountable and effective as organs of decentralized self-governing institutions. Under e-Panchayat, a suite of core software applications has been developed to address various aspects of Panchayats’ functioning including planning, budgeting, implementation, accounting, monitoring, social audit and delivery of citizen services like issue of certificates, licences, tax collection etc.
The Minister however said that not all Pnachat institution have been computerise. In Manipur too except for some panchayat institutions many are still not computerise as per the details presented by the Union Minister.
He however added that The Panchayat Enterprise Suite (PES) applications adopted by the States include Local Government Directory, Area Profiler, PlanPlus, National Asset Directory,National Panchayat Portal and Service Plus.  Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is implementing the BharatNet project that seeks to provide broadband connectivity to all GPs in the country, including Manipur, the Minister in his answer added.
The Minister also provided details of the Panchayat bodies in Manipur which have installed computer sets and also of those which were not yet installed computer sets as demanded by the Manipur MP for Rajya Sabha K. Bhabananda.

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