Computation of Panchayat Strengthening Index (PSI) 2012-13 for all States/UTs covered under Part IX of the Constitution. The Index was formed the basis of a) ranking the States/UTs for the Panchayat Empowerment and Accountability Incentive Scheme (PEAIS), a Central Sector Scheme and b) performance linked funding under the Rajiv Gandhi Panchayat Sashaktikaran Abhiyan of the Government of India.