Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India has been incentivizing the best performing Panchayats recommended by the State Governments/UT Administrations since 2011-12. The awards are given on the National Panchayati Raj Day celebrated on 24th of April every year. The Panchayat Awards 2020 has been announced for the Appraisal year 2018-2019. We’ll now discuss the performance of West Bengal and other States.
List of Panchayat Awards 2020
There are five categories for National Panchayat Awards.
1. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Panchayat Sashaktikaran Puraskar (DDUPSP):
This award is given to best performing Panchayats (District, Intermediate and Gram Panchayat) across the States/UTs in recognition of the good work that is done by PRIs at each level for improving the delivery of services and public goods.
This year the nomination for DDUPSP will be received for General and Thematic categories. One-third of the total DDUPSP awards are proposed in the categories of thematic awards. Nine thematic categories are Sanitation, Civic Services (Drinking Water, Street Light, infrastructure), Natural Resource Management, Marginalized section (Women, SC/ST, Disabled, Senior Citizen), Social Sector performance, Disaster Management, CBOs/Individuals taking voluntary actions to support Gram Panchayats, Innovation in Revenue Generation and e-Governance.
2. Nanaji Deshmukh Rashtriya Gaurav Gram Sabha Puraskar (NDRGGSP)
These awards are given to Gram Panchayats only for their outstanding contribution to the socio-economic development by involving Gram Sabhas.
3. Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP) Award:
This was introduced during 2018,with a view to encourage the GPs which have developed their GPDPs according to the State/UT specific guidelines prepared in line with the models guidelines issued by MoPR. The award is to be given to give one GP in each State/UTs
4. Child-friendly Gram Panchayat Award (CFGPA):
Keeping in view that the basic component of social development is creating a conducive atmosphere for the healthy growth and development of children, this award was announced on 1st March, 2019 for best performing Gram Panchayats (GPs)/Village Councils (VCs) (one in each State/UT) for adopting child-friendly practices.
5. e-Panchayat Puraskar:
This award is given to the best performing States/UTs for promoting e-enablement of PRIs for bringing in efficiency, transperency and accountability in their functioning.
Recipient Panchayats from West Bengal
Due to lockdown, awards for only 3 categories are given now. Other 2 categories are not yet finalized.
|Panchayat Awards 2020||Village (Panchayat)||Block||District|
|Gram Panchayat Development Plan Award (GPDPA) 2020||Pratapaditya Nagar||Kakdwip||South 24 Parganas|
|Nanaji Deshmukh Rashtriya Gaurav Gram Sabha Puraskar 2020||Desra-Koalpara||Kotulpur||Bankura|
|Child-friendly Gram Panchayat Award 2020||Illambazar||Illambazar||Birbhum|
|Deen Dayal Upadhyay Panchayat Sashaktikaran Puraskar (DDUPSP)||–||–||–|