Central government is going to launch nationwide Sabki Yojana Sabka Vikas Campaign on 2 October 2018 (Gandhi Jayanti). This campaign of PM Narendra Modi will cover around 2.5 lakh Gram Panchayats across the country. The main purpose of Sabki Yojana, Sabka Vikas Drive is to involve people at grassroots level and to prepare structured gram panchayat developmental plans.
Audits of works being done in the previous few years will also be carried out. This campaign will firstly be conducted in the states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh and then across the entire country. Gram Sabha meetings would be organized
All the gram panchayats in 3 states will have to put up a notice board describing the work being done, funds received from all sources & allocation of funds. Even developmental activities to be carried out in near future (FY 2018-19) are to be mentioned.
Sabki Yojana Sabka Vikas Campaign by Modi Government
In gram panchayats, Gram Sabha Meetings will be held. In these meetings, trained assistants belonging to all 29 sectors of gram panchayats (11th schedule of Constitution) needs to remain present. These sectors will include agriculture, rural housing, drinking water, poverty alleviation programmes, social welfare, cultural activities, market and fairs etc. Village ‘Sakhis’ or MGNREGA support staff can also remain present as assistants.
They will have to explain the work carried out in the last few years and their near future plans alongwith financial details. This is because Gram Panchayat developmental plans have been largely unorganised. So, govt. wants these plans to be more structured with the involvement of masses. This would enable people to know about the developmental activities and the progress made in the previous years.
If all the allocated funds are utilized properly, then gram panchayats could become micro-models of development. After 14th Finance Commission (FFC) recommendations, an average big sized GP will have an annual budget of Rs. 5 crore.
So if these funds are properly used, then a lots of developmental works can be carried out. Developmental plans of each GP will be shared with the Central govt. after the campaign is over. Letters are issued and sent to state chief secretaries to kickstart the programme.
Sabki Yojana Sabka Vikas Drive by Central Govertment
Sabki Yojana Sabka Vikas Drive is to be launched by Pradhan Mantri Narendra Modi on birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Previously, the central government has decided to conclude intensive Gram Swaraj Abhiyan in 2 phases. This programme was to ensure universal coverage and 100% penetration of 7 major schemes:-
- Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana (for gas connections)
- Saubhagya (household electricity connections)
- Ujala (distribution of LED bulbs)
- Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (no-frill bank accounts)
- Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Yojana (Life Insurance Cover)
- Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (Insurance Scheme)
- Mission Indradhanush (Immunization Programme)
Restructured Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA) is being approved to be implemented till 2022. Panchayati Raj Institutions will make increased usage of e-governance to provide effective service delivery and transparency. Villages with higher SC / ST population and 117 identified aspirational districts lying at the bottom of socio-economic indicators will be given priority.
In the 2 phased campaign of Gram Swaraj Abhiyan, poor people received 4.77 million new LPG gas connections, 3 million household electricity connections, 6.55 million LED bulbs, 7.35 million new Jan Dhan accounts and 5.04 million beneficiaries were enrolled in life insurance schemes.