19 Jan 2014

Special Gram Sabha Meetings in January /February 2014

Government has asked all the Gram Panchayats in the country to hold special Gram Sabha meetings on various programmes relating to economic well-being of people on any day in January/ February-2014. 

It has been emphasized that in these meetings, officials in-charge of programmes relating to Agriculture, Horticulture, Dairy, Fisheries National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM), Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), Backward Region Grant Found (BRGF), Watershed, Soil conservation, Irrigation, Electrification, Handlooms, Handicraft, Food processing, Small and Micro enterprises etc. should remain present. 

The District and Block level officials will coordinate the dates of the meeting so that the above mentioned functionaries will be able to participate in all Gram Sabha meetings.

 The officials in-charge of all the above Departments, Schemes and Programmes should attend these meetings because this will improve the progress in their schemes and also make them transparent thereby resulting in making the programmes more effective. 

The Gram Panchayats have been asked to report the participation to the Block/ District Administration and in particular any instance of non-cooperation. 

The purpose of special Gram Sabha meetings is to make Gram Sabhas more active as well as empowering people and making panchayats accountable. 

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