**Bhubaneswar: ** Being a part and parcel of the 3Ts model already adopted by the incumbent Odisha Government and also aiming at creating mass awareness on the various schemes of the Government as well as improving transparency in the distribution of individual and social benefits, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced ‘PEETHA’: People’s Empowerment – Enabling Transparency and Accountability of Odisha Initiatives.
Briefing media, the Chief Minister said, “I am pleased to announce – PEETHA. This is an initiative aimed at creation of awareness about various schemes of the Government and improve transparency in distribution of individual and social benefits. This is part of the 3-T initiative of Technology, Transparency and Team Work model.”
He elucidated, “This is a sub-scheme of Ama Gaon Ama Bikas. Every month starting from December, camps will be organised at GP level from 15th – 20th each month. In these camps along with distribution of benefits of AMA LED, Mission Shakti Benefits, Social Security Assistance like Madhu Babu Pension Yojana and Artist Pension, Benefits to Nirman Shramika and any other individual benefit as per local requirement will be taken up.”
He also informed, “Awareness generation about the important initiatives of the Government on various themes will also be organised. Block Level Observers will monitor the scheme and Voluntary Social workers will assist in its implementation.”
“Every month the Best Panchayat in each Block will be awarded with Rs 5 lakh for organising PEETHA. Upon completion of camps, the best Panchayats in each district will be awarded at the district level. Similarly at the State Level Panchayats, Blocks and best Districts will be felicitated and awarded with special funds,” the Odisha Chief Minister announced.
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