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GS-II :
  • 23 August, 2019

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Village Volunteer System.

GS-II: Village Volunteer System.

Context:

The ward and village volunteer system has been launched in Andhra Pradesh.

About Village Volunteer System

  • The scheme would be officially launched on 2 October 2019, which also marks 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. It is aimed at providing governance services at doorsteps of people. Basic idea behind implementing scheme is to infuse confidence among people in government and to see that their basic needs are met at their door-steps.
  • Village secretariats would be set up in each village to deliver governance to people in 72 hours. This scheme involves provision of one volunteer to cover 50 families in each village. Identity cards would be given to the volunteers and they would be given an honorarium of Rs 5,000 per month. The volunteers would first identify the beneficiaries, get to know their problems and then delineate the schemes being provided by the government for them.
  • Telephone No Toll-free telephone number 1902 would be set up at call centre in Chief Minister Office (CMO) to receive grievances of people.

Significance

The scheme will be able to reach poorest of poor and make all villages self-sufficient.

Source: The Hindu


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