Last date for States/UTs to forward online nominations after due verification to Ministry of Panchayati Raj is now extended to 31st January 2022


Panchayats have a significant role to play in the effective and efficient implementation of flagship schemes for transformation of rural India. There are many outstanding performers among Panchayats all over the country and such Panchayats need to be identified and encouraged. Ministry of Panchayati Raj (MoPR), Government of India has been incentivizing the best performing Panchayats recommended by the State Governments/UT Administrations since 2011-12. The awards are given on the National Panchayati Raj Day celebrated on 24th of April every year.

Online Nominations are invited from Panchayats (or similar level local bodies) for National Panchayat Awards 2022 (Appraisal year 2020-2021) under the following categories:

S.No. Award Category Number of Awards
1. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Panchayat Sashaktikaran Puraskar As per list (One third of the total awards proposed in thematic category).
2. Nanaji Deshmukh Rashtriya Gaurav Gram Sabha Puraskar. One per State/UT
3. Gram Panchayat Development Plan Award One per State/UT
4. Child-Friendly Gram Panchayat Award One per State/UT

Deen Dayal Upadhyay Panchayat Sashaktikaran Puraskar (DDUPSP) is given to best performing Panchayats (District, Intermediate and Gram Panchayat) across the States/UTs in recognition of the good work that is done by PRIs at each level for improving delivery of services and public goods.
Nine thematic categories for GPs are Sanitation, Civic Services (Drinking Water, Street Light, infrastructure), Natural Resource Management, Marginalized section (Women, SC/ST, Disabled, Senior Citizen), Social Sector performance, Disaster Management, Community Based Organizations/Individuals taking voluntary actions to support GPs, Innovation in Revenue Generation and e-Governance.
Nanaji Deshmukh Rashtriya Gaurav Gram Sabha Puraskar (NDRGGSP) is given to Gram Panchayats/Village Councils for their outstanding contribution to the socio-economic development by involving Gram Sabhas.
Gram Panchayat Development Plan Award(GPDPA) is given to Gram Panchayat/ Village Council which has developed its GPDP according to the State/UT specific guidelines prepared in line with the model guidelines issued by MoPR.
Child-friendly Gram Panchayat Award (CFGPA) is given to best performing Gram Panchayat/Village Council for adopting child-friendly practices.
The Panchayats/ Village Councils are to be evaluated for the work undertaken by them during the appraisal year 2020-21.
Important to Note :

  • States/UTs should define and freeze the workflow for each type of questionnaire so that Panchayats can access the website with their credentials for filling in the questionnaire.
  • For User Name and Password, State Nodal Officer and NIC State Coordinator shall be contacted. Each User have to change the password on first login attempt and keep password in safe custody.
  • Panchayats may contact State Nodal Officers, SPMU, DPMU of the Panchayati Raj Department of the State/UT for assistance in filling up of the online questionnaires. While freezing the answer to the questionnaires, the Panchayats and Committees should ensure that all details are filled correctly.
  • For more information regarding the Award guidelines and necessary instructions relating to the procedure for filling of online nominations, Panchayats have to refer the Ministry's website link For any assistance, MoPR may be contacted at e-mail address:

  • States/ UTs while making recommendations to MoPR to ensure :
    • Panchayats from different parts of the States/UTs are represented adequately
    • Gram Panchayats and Intermediate Panchayats in Schedule V areas are represented in proportion to the number of Panchayats therein
    • Nominations from Intermediate and Gram Panchayat(s) from one district should not be more than two each

    Timeline:The online applications were opened for entry by Panchayats/Village Councils upto extented date 24thDecember 2021. The States/UTs have to forward the online nominations after due verification to Ministry of Panchayati Raj is now extended till: 31stJanuary 2022.
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