Press Esc to close
Friday 31 October 2014
News updated at 5:17 PM IST
Weather
Max: 28.4°C
Min : 18°C
In Bangalore
Partially cloudy

5,220 GPs go online

Last updated: 03 September, 2010
Bangalore, September 3, DHNS:

Transparency begins at grassroots level in the State

Transparency in administration has begun at the lowest level in Karnataka - Gram Panchayats (GP) with as many as 5,220 of the 5,626 GPs in the State going online, have gone online.

Now, all the data available with a GP can be accessed by anyone, anywhere, thanks to the new web-based system - Panchatantra - that has enabled GPs to host on the web all the information they have in records.

Anyone can get all the administrative details of any panchayat by logging in to http://stg1.kar.nic.in/panchatantra, such as tax paid, to be paid by property owners in a panchayat limit, government offices, educational institutions, accounts showing balance sheet of GPs besides details of GPs’ elected members with their contact phone numbers etc. The information is available both in Kannada and English.

First State


Karnataka is the first State in the country to have the system developed by the National Informatic Centre for the Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department.

As the Panchatantra is an online system, data of GP transactions is being entered daily or updated. As many as 2,500 panchayat development officers (PDO) have been exclusively recruited for maintaining the online system and more operators will be recruited soon through a common entrance test. 

The Panchatantra is part of the World Bank funded Gram Swarajya programme, which is aimed at strengthening GPs. The programme, launched in 2006-07, will conclude next year.

Of the sum, Rs 600 crore sanctioned by the Bank, Rs 464 crore has been spent on four programmes under the Gram Swarajya, according to P A Meghannavar, Director, Panachayat Raj and Chief of the Programme.

Tax payment

Ramesh D S, Joint Director, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj said the software has been designed to implement the Double Entry Accounting System in GPs. The software handles processing of bills, payments, demands and receipts. In addition, users can make the tax payment or give the application or request and collect acknowledgement too.

Ramesh said the online system was first introduced in Bagalkot and Udupi districts. Following the success of the programme, now most of the Gram Panchayats have the system.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Security personnel patrol a street after a protest by the supporters of Jammu and Kashmir...

Security personnel patrol a street after a protest by the supporters of Jammu and Kashmir...

India A players Rohit Sharma and Manish Pandey during a practice match against Sri Lanka...

India A players Rohit Sharma and Manish Pandey during a practice match against Sri Lanka...

Indian Air Force officers arrive at the Gateway of India after swimming for a distance...

Indian Air Force officers arrive at the Gateway of India after swimming for a distance...

The Navy hovercraft carrying West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to Sagar Island...

The Navy hovercraft carrying West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to Sagar Island...

A Rajasthani herder with his cows in Gurgaon...

A Rajasthani herder with his cows in Gurgaon...

Devotees wait for the Sun to offer prayers, during Chhath Puja festival in Agra...

Devotees wait for the Sun to offer prayers, during Chhath Puja festival in Agra...

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture on Black Money with a message...

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand sculpture on Black Money with a message...

BJP workers arrange the cut-outs of party symbol (lotus) to decorate the boats at the Marine...

BJP workers arrange the cut-outs of party symbol (lotus) to decorate the boats at the Marine...

A police man investigates the tunnel dug up by the robbers in Gohana bank heist, in Sonipat...

A police man investigates the tunnel dug up by the robbers in Gohana bank heist, in Sonipat...

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan sweeps in a stree during a cleanliness drive as a part...

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan sweeps in a stree during a cleanliness drive as a part...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523