Ensure people’s participation in government scheme: Raghubar Das
INVC NEWS Ranchi, Chief Minister Raghubar Das reviewed two schemes Tejashwi and Johar in secretariat. He said that in order to increase people participation, fund for schemes should be allotted to people. For that matter rules needs to be amended. Officers are trusted for 67 years but development has not reached to corners. Now we need to trust people for implementation of schemes properly. Poor people are more honest and when they will be held responsible for enactment of schemes, it will fasten. He said that we need to empower locals so they can actively participate in schemes and NGOs and mediators become irrelevant. Districts like Pakud, Khunti, Simdega, Gumla, Sahebganj and Chaibasa are lagging behind. In such districts, schemes need to be implemented on priority basis. He said that under Tejashwi scheme, 154 blocks of 17 district will have skill development programme and children age between 14 and 24 will have self employment. Block coordinators will constitute Tejashwi club and transfer responsibility to district coordinator. Clubs will train women and girls according to their choice and employ them. Rest of the 7 districts will have Sabla scheme which will come into force till January. Johar scheme will reduce number of BPL family in Jharkhand. Government aspires to generate employment worth 15-20 thousand for everyone so by 2022, no family falls below poverty line. BPL families will be encouraged to do beekeeping, poultry, goat farming, fisheries, gardening etc. Block coordinator will apply these ways. Government will purchase the things produced by people and they need to be aware about this. Blocks with adequate financial basis can start working and rest will start in next financial year. He said that the government wants to census survey for BPL to determine their number. They also want to cross verify government sponsored veterinary work. To make sure whether schemes are reaching the needy, beneficiaries’ signature and mobile number will be maintain in a register and Jan Samwad will keep a check on that. He said that the state produce desirable amount of Mahua and soon production of jam, jelly and other things will start. For that we will collaborate with a Maharastra based institution. He directed food supply department to organize camps for Ration Card especially in the areas with maximum complains with the help of block coordinators and panchayat secretariat. Principal secretary of Social Welfare Department M.S Bhatia said that Tejashwi clubs are being constituted for every two Anganbari and there will be one young facilitator for every two club. There will be cluster of eight clubs for which one cluster coordinator will be appointed. Cluster coordinator will report to block coordinator. Tejahswi scheme is basically for women. Secretary of Rural Development Department Avinash kumar said that 68 blocks of 17 district will be benefitted with Johar scheme. Scheme are starting in 25 blocks and next year scheme will be enacted in rest of the blocks. Rural Department Minister Nilkanth Singh Munda, Welfare Minister Louis Marandi, Chief Secretary Rajbala Verma, Additional Chief Secretary Amit Khare, Principal secretary of CM Sanjay Kumar, Secretary of CM Sunil Barnwal, Secretary of Food Supply Department Vinay Kumar Choubey, Agriculture secretary Pooja Singhal, MGNREGA Commissioner Siddharth Tripathi and others were present in the meeting.