Punjab to become `e-panchayat` state
The Punjab government plans to put data of all its 12,776 village panchayats on its official website by year end.
Chandigarh: The Punjab government plans to put data of all its 12,776 village panchayats on its official website by year end.
"Punjab will become an e-panchayat state till the end of this year by putting all the data of panchayats on the website of our department," Rural Development and Panchayat Minister Surjit Singh Rakhra said here on Sunday.
He said that websites of all Zila Parishads and Block Samitis are complete and work on that of the Panchayat department website -- to be launched in its regional language `Punjabi` -- is on.
Village panchayat websites will have details of famous personalities, popular and historical places while the panchayat department website will have contact numbers, educational qualifications of its members and related information, Rakhra said.
Other information to be available on a click include distance of village from main cities and main roads, overall information about village, schools, colleges, hospitals, community centres and centre and state-sponsored schemes going on in the villages.
A total of 186 officials and 367 data entry operators have been engaged for the e-panchayat project, Rakhra said, adding that besides the routine administrative official decisions, orders related to transfers will also be available on the department`s website.