Chief Minister of Jharkhand has announced a new free smartphones scheme for panchayat workers. The state government would provide free smartphones to panchayat swayam sevak under the scheme. The smartphones under the new scheme would be distributed on the lines of mobile phones distributed by the PM among members of Sakhi mandals in Sahibganj in April.
The announcement of the smartphones scheme for panchayat workers was made during a Panchayat Swayam Sevak’s meet “Sarkar Aapke Dwar” at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Dhurva. The state minister for rural development urged the CM to launch such a scheme for Panchayat workers.
The main objective of the smartphone scheme is to empower the Panchayat Swayam Sevak’s with the digital technology. The smartphones scheme would help Panchayat Workers seamlessly connect and communicate with the government departments.
The Panchayat Swayam Sevaks would also be paid for their contribution in the implementation of central government’s flagship housing scheme “Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana” in the state. The state government would build 2.2 Lakh houses in the state under PMAY-Urban.