The Tamil Nadu (TN) Government has added nineteen more major panchayats in its ‘e-Panchayat’ program, an initiative as part of e-Governance to empower people with electronic knowledge-based systems.
The government has selected 475 villages in the state under the initiative at a budget of INR 8.31 crore. Under this e-Panchayat plan, information on various works would be available to the people in the purview of the respective gram panchayat. The government is in the process of computing basic data to the villages. The project will also help in preparation of panchayat raj action plan and management information system for sectors like agriculture, revenue, horticulture, sericulture, animal husbandry, fisheries, education, health and family welfare, nutrition, water supply and sanitation, housing, electricity, public distribution system, self-help, and other link departments. E-panchayat will help in downloading forms, information on citizen’s charter, various Acts and GOs, panchayat profile, government programmes, developmental works, status on applications submitted, grievance registration and status inquiry, budget information and provide links to important sites. Information network for births and deaths, house tax, trade licences, pension schemes, works, land records, marriages, marketing, grievance redressal and government orders are also available on the initiative.