Microsoft has launched a new solution for managing the Indian Panchayati Raj system, called SWARAJ during Government Leadership summit in Delhi. The solution addresses the information needs for all the five tiers of Panchayati Raj which include Ministry of Panchayati Raj at the Central Level, Panchayati Raj Departments at State level, District Administration at the District level, Panchayat Samitis/BDOs at the Block and Gram Panchayats at the Village level.
Microsoft has developed SWARAJ as a single integrated application, which can run in both connected and un-connected scenarios and can provide the critical information on the schemes, funds, land and works besides baseline information to evolve Panchayats' infrastructure and human development indices. The Minister also released a compendium of e-governance initiatives in India titled 'India e-nnovates'. In an summit, Microsoft has also signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU) to address the training requirements of technology students in the state.