Bhubaneswar: In a bid to create awareness about various schemes of the State Government and improve transparency in distribution of individual and social benefits in grassroots level, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday launched PEETHA-People’s Empowerment-Enabling Transparency and Accountability of Odisha Initiatives.
The programme is part of the 3-T initiative of technology, transparency and team work model of the State Government, said Patnaik.
The scheme will run as sub-scheme of the Ama Gaon Ama Bikas (Our Village Our Development) programme. As part of scheme, camps will be organised at Gram Panchayat level from 15th to 20th of every month starting from December. So far, the Chief Minister has sanctioned rural projects worth more than Rs 1200 crore for over 5000-gram panchayats under the Ama Gaon Ama Bikas programme based on the suggestions of people through videoconferencing.
“Distribution of benefits of AMA LED, Mission Shakti benefits, social security assistance like Madhu Babu Pension Yojana, artist pension, benefits to construction workers and any other individual benefits as per local requirement will also be taken up in the camp,” said Patnaik.
While monitoring will be done at block level, voluntary social workers will help in its implementation. Best panchayat will be awarded with Rs 5 lakh for organising PEETHA scheme and best Panchayat will be awarded in district level, added Patnaik.
Similarly, best Gram Panchayats, Blocks and best Districts will be selected at state-level and will be awarded with special funds.
The Government would appoint block level observers to monitor the scheme while authorities can take help of voluntary social workers for successful organization of the camps in villages.
So far, the Chief Minister has sanctioned rural projects worth more than Rs 1200 crore for over 5000-gram panchayats under the Ama Gaon Ama Bikas programme based on the suggestions of people through videoconferencing.