Funds to Andhra Pradesh under Peais

Incentive amounts under Panchayat Empowerment and Accountability Incentive Scheme (PEAIS) are given to States ranking high on a ‘Devolutio Index’, which measures the extent to which each State has devolved powers to Panchayats, prepared by an independe

 

Incentive amounts under Panchayat Empowerment and Accountability Incentive Scheme (PEAIS) are given to States ranking high on a ‘Devolution Index’, which measures the extent to which each State has devolved powers to Panchayats,  prepared by independent expert agency. 

 The incentive amount given to Andhra Pradesh on the basis of its rank during the last three years is as follows:-

Year

No. of States given incentive awards

Rank of Andhra Pradesh

Incentive Amount

2007-08

13

8

 Rs.75,000/-

2008-09

10

11

Nil

2009-10

6

8

Nil

 

During 2008-09 and 2009-10, Andhra Pradesh did not rank high enough to qualify for incentive under PEAIS.

           

 This information was given by the  Union Minister  of Panchayati Raj Dr. C.P. Joshi in reply to a written question in the Rajya Sabha today.

 

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