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Government Of Assam Panchayat & Rural Development

Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA) 

Rashtriya Gram Swaraj  Abhiyan

RGSA is to strengthen the Panchayati Raj system across the country and address critical gaps that constrain it.

RGSA seeks to :-


  1. Enhance capacities and effectiveness of Panchayats and the Gram Sabhas
  2. Enable democratic decision-making and accountability in Panchayats and promote people's participation
  3. Strengthen the institutional structure for knowledge creation and capacity building of Panchayats
  4. Promote devolution of powers and responsibilities to Panchayats according to the spirit of the Constitution and PESAAct
  5. Strengthen Gram Sabhas to function effectively as the basic forum of people's participation, transparency and accountability within the Panchayat system
  6. Create and strengthen democratic local self-government in areas where Panchayats do not exist
  7. Strengthen the constitutionally mandated framework on which Panchayats are founded
Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan