Khammam: Newly elected sarpanches have a stupendous task ahead as they have to learn all administrative skills.
The skills are must for the sarpanches and Upa sarpanches of gram panchayats to implement state and Central schemes, numbering above 20, to help achieve an ideal village status. Nearly 60 per cent of the sarpanches and Upa sarpanches of the gram panchayats are playing their debutant roles.
These persons do not really have knowledge of implementing state and Central schemes for the welfare of the villages. Imparting rigorous training to these sarpanches is a must now.
As part of this, the government has begun training programmes for them and is helping them learn how to execute the Central and state schemes in their respective villages.
Under the Swachh Bharat Mission, the Centre had been providing funds for the construction of toilets, procurement of tricycles to collect garbage and bins to store the waste.
Under the NREG scheme, the Centre had been paying wages to the job card holders and field assistants by executing various infrastructure works.
If the sarpanches are wise enough, they can shape their villages with the funds of MNREG scheme. But, perfect understanding of the schemes and vision are important for the sarpanches.
There are 584 sarpanches in the district and these persons are being imparted training in a phased manner.
In the first phase, that began from February 18, the sarpanches of Nelakondapalli, Kusumanchi and Konigerla are being imparted training on the implementation of government schemes. The training will be continued to March 29.
Interestingly, the officials have concentrated more on women sarpanches and they are being taught not to involve their husbands in the Village administration. The women sarpanches were asked to study the schemes and have a knowledge on it.
District collector R.V. Karnan is very particular on the issue and he wants to train the women sarpanches, who are 50 per cent among the elected ones, as the best administrators.
For this, he asked all the officers, including district panchayat officers, MPDOs and rural development executive officers to explain about each scheme and Telangana Panchayat Raj Act in their (women sarpanches’) perception, by giving the best examples.
The government is very particular about ‘Haritha Haram’ and has asked the officers concerned to involve each and every sarpanch in it.
The sarpanches were asked to clear their doubts on any scheme or issue by approaching the officials concerned....