Restructured Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (Important) (Download PDF)


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On occasion of National Panchayati Raj Day, PM launched Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan Scheme on 24th April, 2018 to strengthen panchayat system & tackle gaps that hinder its success.

Map Jabalpur and Ramnagar Location

Map Jabalpur and Ramnagar Location

Map Jabalpur and Ramnagar Location

National Panchayati Raj Day was a 2-day event.

  • On 23rd April, interactive group discussion-cum-workshop titled “Panchayat Ki Choupal Mein Charcha” was organized at Jabalpur, MP.

  • Main event was held at Ramnagar, Mandla district, MP.

  • Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP) was launched on 24th April.

  • “Gram Panchayat Development Plan (GPDP) Award” was introduced this year.

PM acknowledged Sarpanches of villages, which have achieved 100 % smokeless kitchens, 100 % vaccination under Mission Indradhanush, & 100 % electrification under Saubhagya Scheme.

Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA)

  • This restructured centrally sponsored scheme of Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA) was approved by Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 21st April, 2018.
  • Scheme aims at making rural local bodies self-sustainable, financially stable & more efficient.

Key Highlights of Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan:

Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan scheme

  • Restructured Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan scheme will have both Central & State Component.

  • Central component includes national level activities such as ‘National Plan of Technical Assistance’, ‘Mission Mode project on e-Panchayat’, ‘Incentivisation of Panchayats’.

  • State component includes ‘Capacity Building of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) ’.

  • Central Component will be fully funded by Union Government. For all states, centre & states will together provide funds in ratio of 60: 40, except North East & Hill States where Centre: State funding pattern will be 90: 10.

  • For all UTs, Central share will be 100 %.

  • Scheme will be implemented w/main aim of achieving United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) w/main thrust on Panchayats identified under Mission Antyodaya & 115 Aspirational districts as identified by NITI Aayog.

  • State Governments will formulate Annual Action Plans for seeking assistance from Central Government.

  • Scheme will be implemented in demand driven mode.

  • Final deadline for RGSA will be 31st March 2030.

States and UTs Covered

  • Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan scheme will be extended to all states, UTs & in all institutions of rural local govt. in non-Part IX areas, where Panchayats do not exist.


  • Scheme will be implemented during period from 1st April, 2018 to 31st March, 2022 at total cost of Rs. 7255.50 cr.

Table contain shows the Expenditure

Table contain shows the Expenditure


2018 - 19

2019 - 20

2020 - 21

2021 - 22

Total ( Rs. Cr. )

State share






Central share






Impact of Scheme

  • Scheme will help more than 2.55 lakh Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) to develop e-governance capabilities for achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) thru inclusive local governance.

  • Key taglines of SDGs are- leaving no one behind, reaching farthest first & universal coverage & gender equality to be instilled in all capacity building interventions including trainings, training modules & materials.

  • Scheme seeks for programmatic union of Mission Antyodaya’s identified Gram Panchayats & 115 Aspirational districts identified by NITI Aayog.

  • Scheme will encourage Gram Sabhas to work as effective institutions w/social inclusion of citizens particularly vulnerable groups.

  • It will establish institutional structure for capacity building of PRIs at national, state & district level w/adequate human resources & infrastructure.


  • Union Finance Minister Arun Jailtey announced launch of new restructured scheme of Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA) in his budget speech 2016 - 17 to strengthen Panchayati Raj system across nation.

  • Committee under Chairmanship of Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog was constituted to restructure Rajiv Gandhi Panchayat Sashaktikaran Abhiyan (RGPSA) Scheme as Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan Scheme.

- Published/Last Modified on: July 3, 2018

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