The Telangana government on Friday issued guidelines to set up functional committees for its Grama Jyothi programme at panchayat level.
The programme envisages empowering gram panchayats for all-round development of villages in areas of sanitation and drinking water, health and nutrition, education, social security and poverty reduction, natural resources, agriculture and infrastructure.
The committee will comprise a ward member, a self-help group leader, a representative from a community-based organization, and a retired government servant with a local gram panchayat member acting as convener.
The PR ministry will decide the composition of the functional panels from time to time.
Grama Jyothi Programme Guidelines
The Key Components of a Gram Panchayat Development Plan, according to GO No 64 is aimed at empowering the gram panchayats to take decisions that affect them and also plan and prioritise their needs. Such needs would be suitably tied-up with the pooled funds of various schemes.
The effective delivery of all of these functions and responsibilities directly influence the quality of life of the people and helps in improving the Human Development Index (HDI). Therefore, each Gram Panchayat shall prepare a perspective plan for the next four to five years, says the GO.
The monitoring and coordination plan, according to the GO, would concentrate on improved service delivery in health and nutrition, education, agriculture and animal husbandry sectors. Another key component to be addressed by gram panchayats would be the issue of livelihoods, poverty and social security that afflict the poor. The gram panchayats would be required to formulate a special development plan for the welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
A cabinet sub-committee headed by Panchyat Raj Minister K T Rama Rao, with ministers Etela Rajender (Finance), Tummala Nageswara Rao (Roads & Buildings), Pocharam Srinivas Reddy (Agriculture), T Harish Rao (Irrigation) and Jogu Ramanna (Forest) as its members, would monitor the implementation of the scheme regularly.
For More Information Visit: Grama Jyothi Official website