Sikkim, on 24 April 2012, won the best state award for strengthening its panchayati raj institutions. The north-eastern state bagged the five prestigious national awards worth of 1.36 crore rupees, at a Panchayat Raj Day function held at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.
development minister Jairam Ramesh and Union minister of panchayati raj
and tribal development V Kishore Chandra Deo presented the 2011-12 Panchayat Empowerment & Accountability Incentive Scheme (PEAIS) award to Sikkim's rural management and development minister CB Karki.
The Panchayat Empowerment & Accountability Incentive Scheme
(PEAIS) is a Central Sector Plan Scheme which is being implemented by
the Ministry of Panchayati Raj since 2005-06. The scheme had an
allocation of 5 crore for 2005-06, which was raised to 10 crore rupees
for the subsequent years.
(Note: JUNIOR ASSISTANTS IN A.P. BOARD OF INTERMEDIATE EDUCATION
SUBORDINATES SERVICE EXAM 08-07-2012 G.S. QUESTION)