Bhubaneswar, Dec 4 (LocalWire): The Odisha government has announced a new scheme ‘PEETHA’ (Peoples Empowerment – Enabling Transparency and Accountability of Odisha Initiatives) to improve transparency in implementation of various schemes at panchayat level in the state.
This is part of the 3-T initiative (technology, transparency and team work model) and a sub-scheme of Ama Gaon Ama Bikas, a press release read.
Starting from December, camps will be organised at panchayat level between 15-20 every month to distribute government benefits to beneficiaries along with other individual benefits as per local requirement.
Block level observers will monitor the scheme and voluntary social workers will assist in implementation.
PEETHA is aimed at people’s empowerment enabling transparency and accountability of Odisha initiatives, the release added.
The best panchayat in each block will be awarded with Rs 5 lakh for organising PEETHA.
The best panchayats in each district will be awarded at the district level.
Similarly, panchayats, blocks and best districts will be felicitated at state level and awarded with special funds.