Grama Jyothi Program has been introduced by the TS Govt. Grama Jyothi Program started to empower gram panchayats of Telangana. There are 8685 Gram Panchayats, 87,838 Wards catering to a population of 2,26,88,576. Telangana Govt has issued G.O Ms.No.64 Dated 14.08.2015 for Grama Jyothi Guidelines, Concept and Grama Panchayat Development Plans.
PANCHAYAT RAJ AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT (Pts-III) DEPARTMENT, G.O.MS.No.64 Dated 14.08.2015
Grama Jyothi Aims
- Ensure coordination of all line departments, which hitherto have been working in silos to be accountable to the Gram Panchayat by taking an active role in the meetings of the Gram Sabhas and functional committees of the Panchayat.
- Ensure that the decisions are taken in the Gram Sabha
- Ensure transparency and accountability of the Panchayat and the line departments in discharging their functions.
Gram Panchayat is responsible for delivering the following important basic services.
a. Drinking water supply
b. Sanitation and public health
c. Street lighting
d. Maintenance of internal roads and drains
e. Prevention of epidemics
f. Registration of Births and Deaths
Resources for Gram Panchayat Development Plan Several financial resources available for preparation of Gram Panchayat Development Plan. Gram Panchayats empowered to levy, collect and spend different types taxes and Non taxes for discharging its functions under the Panchayat Raj Act. Several State and central grants released under Central and State Schemes. Many department implement development programmes at the Gram Panchayat level.
Focus Areas of the Gram Panchayat Development Plan:
For achieving the holistic development of the village, the planning exercise at the Gram Panchayat level should focus on the following areas to begin with:
I. Sanitation and Drinking Water
II. Natural Resource Management
III. Human Resource Development
IV. Health and Nutrition
VI. Social Security and Poverty Reduction
VII. Infrastructure and Resource Mobilization
Vision of the Grama Panchayat: The Vision if the Gram Panchayat consists of broad goals and objectives of the Gram Panchayat to be achieved annually and prospectively. It sets clear targets and milestones to the Gram Panchayat. It shall clearly show the commitment of Gram Panchayat to improve quantity and quality of basic services, which are mandated by the Panchayat Raj Act. Some of the goals the Gram Panchayat can achieve are:
(b)100% tax collection
(c) 100% Telanganaku Haritha Haram implementation (40,000 plants per year for three years)
(e)100% Immunization of Children
(f) 100% Institutional Deliveries
(g)100% Identification and treatment of diseased persons in the village
(h)100% enrollment of Children in School education and retention (Age 6-14 years).
(i) 100% enrollment in Preschool/ Nurseries/ Anganwadis (Age 3-6 years).
(j) 100% wage employment to all who are in need
Download Telangana Grama Jyothi Guidelines and Concept G.O.Ms.No.63 Dated 14.08.2015 & G.O.Ms.No.64 Dated 14.08.2015 for detailed information regarding TS Grama Jyothi Program & Grama Panchayat Development Plans
Grama Jyothi Official Website: http://tspri.cgg.gov.in