The Hailakandi district administration of Assam has chalked out elaborate plans to observe Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (Village Self-Governance Campaign) in a befitting manner across the district beginning April 14 coinciding with the birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.
Convening a meeting with the officials of line departments at his office conference room here today, Deputy Commissioner Adil Khan instructed all the officials to make every possible effort to make the campaign ‘meaningful, motivating and informative’ by involving all sections of people including local MLA, MP, religious leaders, prominent citizens, SHGs, PRIs and NGOs.
Various programmes have been lined up to observe Gram Swaraj Abhiyan from April 14 to May 5 with the aim to promote social harmony, reaching out to poor rural households, getting feedback on ongoing programmes, enrolment in new initiatives, focussing on doubling farmers’ income, enhancing livelihood opportunities and re-emphasising national priorities such as cleanliness and strengthening Panchayati Raj Institutions.’
As per the programmes chalked out by the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India, Ambedkar Jayanti will be observed on April 14 followed by Swachh Bharat Parv on April 18, Ujjawala Panchayat on April 20, Panchayati Raj Divas on April 24, Gram Shakti Abhiyan on April 28, Ayushman Bharat Abhiyan on April 30, Kishan Kalyan Karyashala on May 2 and Aajeevika and Kaushal Vikas Mela on May 5.
The Deputy Commissioner asked the concerned departments to plan the programmes meticulously and to work in tandem for the success of the campaign. Khan disclosed that two senior officials from the Ministry of Home Affairs would arrive to oversee the programmes in the district. He asked the officials for proper documentation of the activities undertaken during the campaign with pictures and videos for uploading in the Government portal gramswarajabhiyan.nic.in and in the Whatsapp group for the campaign.
Khan directed the officials to focus on seven saturation based schemes such as PM Ujjawala Yojana, PM Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (Saubhagya), Ujjala Scheme, PM Jan Dhan Yojana, PM Jeevan Jyoti Beema Yojana, PM Suraksha Beema Yojana and Mission Indradhanush.
The Deputy Commissioner asked the officials of concerned departments to provide caste and income certificates to SC families, ensure cent per cent enrolment of school drop outs from Class VIII onwards, enlisting eligible SC students for pre and post matric scholarships, distribution of entitlements to beneficiaries under different programmes at district and block levels, organising farmers’ meetings, conferring awards on best performers, cleanliness drive in gram panchayats which are not open defecation free, holding of drawing, painting and essay competitions in Bal Panchayats et al during the campaign period.
Khan directed the officials of different departments to brief the media about the programmes they will undertake during the campaign.
Caste and income certificates to SC families will begin at Matijuri Paikan Gaon Panchayat under Hailakandi Circle from April 14 to 16.
The meeting was attended, among others, by DDC, FR Laskar, ADC, Ruth Lienthang, CEO, Zilla Parishad, NK Shantee Kumar Singha, CO, Lala, Madhumita Nath, CO, Tridip Roy, district heads and officials of line departments.