About MOPR

    The Ministry of Panchayati Raj is a branch of the Government of India looking after the ongoing process of decentralisation and local governance in the States.

    In a federation the powers and functions of the government are divided among two governments. In India it is the Union Government and the various State Governments. However, with the passage of 73rd and 74th amendment act of the Constitution of India, in 1993 the division of powers and functions have been further trickled down to Local Self Governments (Panchayat at Village levels and Municipalities and Municipal Corporations in towns and large cities). As such India now has not two but three tier of Governments in its federal setup.

    Ministry of Panchayati Raj looks into all matters relating to the Panchayati Raj and Panchayati Raj Institutions. It was created in May 2004. The ministry is headed by a minister of cabinet rank. The ministry is now headed by Shri Giriraj Singh.

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    Shri Giriraj Singh, Minister of Panchayati Raj
    Shri Giriraj Singh Minister of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj
    Minister of State Shri Kapil Moreshwar Patil
    Shri Kapil Moreshwar Patil Minister of State for Panchayati Raj



    Preparation of PDP for economic development and social justice

    Vibrant Gram Sabha

    Performance parameters of the key focus areas at the GP/ Village levels are tracked


    Aims to bring transparency in decentralised planning, progress reporting and work-based accounting...


    facilitates internal & external audit of Government department / Panchayati Raj Institutions...

    Local Government Directory

    Aims to keep hierarchy of Local Governments...


    e-Service delivery framework for delivering e-services to citizens..


    Developing and Strengthening the capacities of PRIs...


    Addresses the training management need of the government organizations..


    Outstanding performers among Panchayats all over the country...


    Survey of Villages Abadi and Mapping with Improvised Technology...


    A common Master Plan framework for the States/ Panchayats...


    Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is an initiative of the Government of India...

    Video Gallery