22 Oct : The Seventh Round Table of the State Ministers of Panchayati Raj held in Jaipur in December,2004 resolved that capacity of Panchayats for fulfilling their constitutionally and legislatively mandated role would be strengthened through Information Technology & Communication. The relevant extract from the Resolution of the Seventh Round Table Conference is annexed.
In keeping with the resolution adopted at the Seventh Round Table Conference, a proposal for extending I.T. support to all the Panchayats in the country has been formulated and is under consideration of the Government.
This information was given by Shri Mani Shankar Aiyar, Minister for Panchayati Raj, DoNER in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.