KURNOOL: Unveiling a new layer for interacting with top government officials and the people, municipal administration minister Botsa Satyanarayana said gram volunteers, the baby nursed by YSRC, is a grand new programme for delivering mechanism of the state.
The miniater handed over appointment letters and identity cards to the new gram volunteers at a function held at Kurnool on Thursday to mark Independence Day. Village volunteers set out to effectively distribute government freebies to eligible beneficiaries from Thursday. The induction of 14,250 volunteers leads to the start of a new chapter in micro governance in the State, he said.
With Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy set to leave for the US on a two week break, volunteers would act as eyes and ears at the grassroots, said a leader. Around 5,300 would be urban volunteers. A thorough training has been given to these volunteers who would have complete profile picture of 50 households. This information would be monitored by Big Data analytics with sophisticated statistical parameters to fix responsibility on officers who fail in the mission, said an officer who has been appraised of the new volunteer system.
YSRCP gram volunteer system is different from TD's Janmabhoomi committees as the ruling party's concept was unique and devised with empathy, ideation, definition, prototyping, testing and implementation phases. Catholic Church around the world also functions on the same manner with volunteers for every 50 households who keep on collecting demographic information about the dwellers in a particular locality, he added.
By 2024, Big data analytics would define the election metrics and whosoever invests in evolving technologies could only have an edge in mapping voter preferences and converting that into actionable decisions before they stand infront of voting machine in the polling booth, said a software consultant.
Asked to comment on the data generated from every 50 households through grama volunteers, he said it is a part of Design Thinking. The analytics would hold the sway in future and government in AP shrewdly implemented it to help it perpetuate its rule as opposition parties had to spend lots of money to gain that kind of data stored in computers.
for customized metrics, he added.