Panchayati Raj Institutions: Issues and Challenges

[pib] Sabki Yojna Sabka Vikas Campaign


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level : Sabki Yojna Sabka Vikas

Mains level : Not Much

The Government has launched ‘Sabki Yojna Sabka Vikas’ campaign for inclusive and holistic preparation of the Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP).

Sabki Yojna Sabka Vikas

  • Under Article 243 G of the Constitution, Panchayats have been mandated for the preparation and implementation of plans for economic development and social justice.
  • Thus, Panchayats have a significant role to play in the effective and efficient implementation of flagship schemes/programs on subjects of national importance for transforming rural India.
  • The objectives of the campaign broadly include strengthening of elected representatives and Self-Help Groups, evidence-based assessment of progress made.
  • The campaign aimed to help Gram Panchayats (GPs) in preparation of convergent and holistic GPDP through the identification of sectoral infrastructural gaps in respective areas.

Back2Basics: Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP)

  • The Gram Panchayats are constitutionally mandated for the preparation of GPDP for economic development and social justice utilizing resources available with them.
  • The GPDP should be comprehensive and based on a participatory process involving the community particularly Gram Sabha.
  • It will be in convergence with schemes of all related Central Ministries / Line Departments related to 29 subjects listed in the Eleventh Schedule of the Constitution.

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