The Ministry of Panchayati Raj is working with the National Informatics Centre (NIC) to build generic software solutions that could be used by the Panchayati Raj Institutions across States. The major efforts in this direction are as under:
National Panchayat Portral: The National Panchayat Portal (NPP) is a one-step portal and content management framework that hosts independent website of the M/o Panchayati Raj, State Panchayati Raj Departments and PRIs at all levels. NPP generates dynamic websites and provides a simple content management frame work for PRIs to manage and publish their content. The sites are local language- enabled and each site can easily exchange content with all other PRIs sites.
Plan Plus: NIC has developed the software, Plan Plus, through an iterative process of discussion and field-testing in States. The software captures the entire workflow relating to Plan formulation involving rural and urban local governments as well as line departments at district level and consolidation of Plan by the District Planning Committee.
PRIA Soft: PRIA Soft (Panchayati Raj Institutions Accounting Software) Developed by NIC facilitates maintenance of accounts of Panchayats. It captures the voucher level receipt and expenditure detail. The software is being customizes to meet state-specific requirements. In a few states the software is being used, although with a different names.