Panchayat representatives should make the village harmonious, clean and environment-friendly: CM


Chief Minister expects Sarpanchs to keep an eye on ground implementation of schemes
Rules and rights explained to sarpanchs as master trainers
New concept of Gram Swaraj will be brought to make Gram Panchayats empowered and powerful
1472 crore amount of 15th Finance Commission released to Gram Panchayats
Sarpanchs honorarium will be increased to Rs. 4250
New SOR will be made for construction works
Administrative approval rights of up to Rs. 25 lakh to Gram Panchayats
State level orientation and training conference of Sarpanchs held at Jamboree Maidan, Bhopal

Bhopal :-Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that a new concept of Gram Swaraj has been conceived in Madhya Pradesh by empowering Gram Panchayats. This vision will be realised. The State Government will always be cooperative in providing guidance to the Panchayats. Today, by giving maximum powers to the Panchayats in this sequence, the limit of Gram Panchayats for giving sanction to administrative works is being hiked from Rs. 15 lakh to Rs. 25 lakh. set a new example of development through public participation. Make villages harmonious, clean and environment friendly and model villages. CM Shri Chouhan said that an amount of Rs. 1472 crore of the 15th Finance Commission has been released.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Panchayat officials should make efforts that minor disputes are settled inside the villages itself and no FIR is lodged. The problems of the village should be solved at the village level, this concept should be implemented.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing the state level orientation training conference of newly elected Sarpanchs focused on local sustainable development goals at Bhopal's Jamboree Maidan today. CM Shri Chouhan and other guests inaugurated the convention by lighting the lamp. Social Justice and Disabled Welfare Minister Shri Prem Singh Patel, Minister of State for Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Ramkhelavan Patel, Minister of State for Public Works Shri Suresh Dhakad, Member of Parliament Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, MLA Shri Vishnu Khatri, District Panchayat President Smt. Ramkunwar Norang Singh Gurjar, Bhopal Mayor Smt. Malti Rai, Additional Chief Secretary Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Malay Srivastava were present along with a large number of sarpanchs and representatives of district and janpad panchayats. The conference started with the Madhya Pradesh anthem.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan told the Panchayat officials that you and me are equal. I am the sarpanch of a big panchayat and you are the sarpanch of a small panchayat. In a democracy, the elected system is at the top. Coordination of rights and duties is necessary in the three-tier Panchayat Raj system. Panchayat officials should do better work using dialogue, coordination and contact. Don't have feelings of bitterness towards anyone. All are ours. The post-election approach should be comprehensive. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also congratulated the Samras Panchayats.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh is number one in cleanliness in urban areas of western region. We should also endeavour to make our panchayats clean village panchayats. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that such a place should be identified in the Gram Panchayat where saplings should be planted on the occasion of his birth anniversary and other auspicious occasions. Do plant saplings on the death anniversary of parents or in the memory of departed family members. CM Shri Chouhan said that Panchayat officials should give priority to the works whether it is distribution of grains to the people in the village or providing housing.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said to keep an eye on the implementation of the schemes. The work of house construction should be done without any monetary deal. The state government will not pardon the corrupt persons, but the panchayat officials should provide cooperation in this direction so that the houses constructed are of quality. Mentioning the importance of education, CM Shri Chouhan said that it is also to be seen that every child of the village goes to school. The state government is making arrangements for uniform, mid-day meal, tuition fee. Children who are good in studies, irrespective of their community or caste, are being given the facility of laptop on securing 75% marks in class 12th. Be it admission in medical, engineering, IIT, IIM or law college, the fees of the student will be borne by the government.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that many genuine and eligible beneficiaries came forward through the Mukhya Mantri Jan Seva Abhiyan in the state. Names of 83 lakh people have been added in various schemes in the state. A large number of applications have also come for the Ayushman card. In this scheme, there is a provision to provide free treatment up to Rs. 5 lakh per year in private hospitals. The work of providing treatment facilities from the Chief Minister's Fund is also being done for those affected by serious diseases.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that it is necessary that daughters are welcomed on their arrival in our family and society. I give this message in all the programmes that daughter is not a burden but a boon. Have respect for daughters. We should give respect to the daughters in our village. CM Shri Chouhan said that a master plan of the villages should be made. Now the officials of the Gram Sabhas will determine the work of the villages. No work should be done without planning. Whether it is a concrete road or a playground, a master plan should be prepared and the works completed at the local level.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that eligible beneficiaries should also get the benefits of the Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme, Mudra Yojana and other schemes. Employment Day is being celebrated every month. Attention has been paid to ensure the amount reaches the accounts of the beneficiaries. Self-help groups are being made powerful in the state. This work is also being done on priority so that the youths of the villages get benefits in various employment schemes.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that it is often seen that false complaints are received regarding works and persons. Action will be taken against the guilty in such cases. CM Shri Chouhan said that permission will be given to dig a well under the Kapil Dhara Yojana. Remote connectivity road scheme will start. Express this resolution. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan asked the present Panchayat officials to make efforts to make the village addiction-free. Funds will now directly reach the panchayats.

Important announcements of Chief Minister Shri Chouhan

The honorarium of Sarpanchs will be increased from Rs. 1750 to Rs. 4250 per month.

A new SOR (rate list of materials used in construction work) will be made. This list will soon be issued.

The vacant posts of secretaries of panchayats will be filled.

Rights of administrative approval to Gram Panchayats will be increased from Rs. 15 lakh to Rs. 25 lakh.

Rojgaar Sahayak will be appointed in every Gram Panchayat.

Rojgaar Sahayak can be transferred from one panchayat to another panchayat.

Key points of Chief Minister Shri Chouhan's address

There will be success if there is public participation.

Rights should reach to the people.

Panchayat officials should not sign without studying.

Work according to the Prime Minister Shri Modi's resolve Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas aur Sabka Prayas.

There is no religion greater than service. Panchayat officials should work diligently.

Gram Sabha meetings should be held regularly.

Panchayat officials should be serious and restrained on public expectations. Do not lose temper under any circumstances.

Panchayat officials should work by making a time table for the day and week.

Training of Panchayat officials is necessary at the development block level.

Become an ally in providing rights to the public.

Do not deprive the villagers of their rights.

Be my eyes and ears and inform me about important facts from time to time.

Must also give necessary suggestions for improving the system.

CM Shri Chouhan is giving strength to Panchayats - Minister Shri Sisodia

Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Shri Mahendra Singh Sisodia said that India is the first country in the world to have Panchayat Raj. CM Shri Chouhan wants to give strength to Panchayats. Responsibilities have been given for the development works to be done through Panchayats. Our sisters are proudly seated as office bearers in the Panchayats. As a result of reservation of half the seats for women in panchayats, they are working shoulder to shoulder with men.