Bhopal:Wednesday, August 13, 2008:Gram Sabha would be organised in every village in the state on the occasion of Independence Day on August 15. Apart from local issues, the Gram Sabhas would also review implementation of Forest Rights Act, National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme and other welfare schemes. Principal Secretary, Panchayat and Rural Development, Shri Indranil Shankar Dani has issued instructions in this connection to all the district collectors and Chief Executives Officers of District Panchayats.
The Gram Sabhas would identify beneficiary-oriented and community works under Shelf Off Project 2009-10 under National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme-Madhya Pradesh and get them approved, undertake social audit of ongoing works, constitute monitoring and evaluation committees and get the divided families included in the list rural families.
Similarly, the Gram Sabhas would ensure completion of action on all the community claims under Forest Rights Act, verify individual claims and extend date for the remaining claims. The Gram Sabha would also ensure redressal of problem faced by any of the claimants.
Meanwhile, collectors have assigned the work of convening formal meetings of Gram Sabhas to officers and employees. After conclusion of Gram Sabhas, these officials would present a copy of their report about them to Janpad Panchayats. All the collectors have been instructed to send reports about Gram Sabhas to Commissioner, Panchayat Raj Directorate.