The Ministry of Panchayati Raj does not
propose to set-up digital panchayat centres across rural India to
empower and develop the grass root communities at the Panchayat level.
However, the Ministry has formulated a project namely e-Panchayat
Mission Mode Project (MMP), under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP),
for e-enablement of all the Panchayats which will make their functioning
more efficient and transparent. Under the e-Panchayat Mission Mode
Project (MMP), 11 Core Common Software applications are envisaged. These
applications collectively constitute the Panchayat Enterprise Suite (PES).
Four of these applications namely PRIASoft, PlanPlus, National Panchayat
Portal and Local Governance Directory have been rolled out and are in
public domain. These can be accessed at http://Accountingonline.gov.in,
http://planningonline.gov.in, http://panchayat.gov.in and http://panchayatdirectory.gov.in
respectively. Six more applications namely Area Profiler, ServicePlus,
Asset Directory, ActionSoft, Social Audit and Trainings Management were
launched on 24th April, 2012 on the occasion of National Panchayat Day
and are in the process of adoption by the States.
This information was given by the Minister of Panchayati Raj, Shri V.
Kishore Chandra Deo in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.