‘Incremental Devolution Index award’ to Odisha:

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Bhubaneswar: April 23: Odisha ranked third to bag ‘Incremental Devolution Index award’ for its outstanding performance in devolving powers and responsibilities to Panchayats.

‘Incremental Devolution Index award’ is an award instituted by Panchayati Department, Government of India, to motivate the states to devolve powers and responsibilities to panchayats and put in place an accountability frame work.

Panchayati Raj and Law Minister Arun Sahu will receive this award from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on ‘Panchayati Raj Sammelan’ to be held at Jamshedpur, Jharkhand on 24th April’2016 on the Occasion of National Panchayati Raj Day. D.K.Singh, Secretary, Panchayati Raj  and Director, Department of Panchayati Raj will accompany the Minister.  

Around 3,000 Panchayat Representatives from all states of the country will participate in this programme. The Prime Minister will address the gathering, which will be beamed live to all the Gram Sabhas all over the country.

People will gather in villages across the country to hear the Prime Minister’s address.

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