The first-of-its-kind technical intervention under the government’s Panchatantra 2.0 (P2.0) software will make it harder for elected delegates to take the Glam Panchayat (GP) conference for granted in the future I guess. Local government unharmed.
P2.0 is a new software platform to manage GP, implemented by Rural Development & Panchayat Raj (RDPR) Division.
Deputy Director General (RDPR) LK Atheeq said the new software has a dedicated meeting management module. “Because the module conducts meetings through a digital process, decisions are recorded as they are made and cannot be changed or tampered with afterwards,” he said. DH.
Elected members skipping glam panchayat meetings is a major problem facing grassroots democracy.
“A member who misses 4 meetings will be disqualified. But most of them complain that they didn’t know there was a meeting. will be,” said an RDPR source.
A quorum of elected representatives is mandatory for meetings. It also requires biometric attendance at the beginning and end of the meeting. “Generating digital meeting notices, adding participants and creating meeting minutes are all done in the He P2.0 application,” the ministry said in a note.
The Department also seeks to address another problem area of Panchayat meeting minutes. “The minutes were handwritten but later falsified. Often blanks were left to be filled in later. We ask that you upload it and digitally sign it,” the source said.
Under P2.0, meeting minutes will be digitally signed by Panchayat chairman on the same day and made available to the public, allowing all participants to “promote discipline, better decision-making, transparency and accountability.” The agency said it could.
Karnataka has nearly 6,000 GPs. A total of 82,170 elected representatives, 5,954 presidents, 5,673 vice presidents, and his 52,788 staff members are enrolled in his P2.0.
Automating the taxation of 1.5 billion rural assets is another technology intervention under P2.0. Taxes are calculated by the system. Apparently, the union government wants to emulate this model.
“We have designed a comprehensive digitally-assisted decentralized governance tool,” said Atheeq. “Through strong government oversight of P2.0 implementation and adoption, we want to make P2.0 a mainstay of governance at the panchayat level.”