PM's Model Village Scheme Not Achieving Desired Purpose: Audit Report

The Centre had constituted a standard assessment fee (CRM) for efficiency audit (File)

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheme for improvement of villages has not made any perceptible affect or attaining its desired function and, subsequently, it ought to be reviewed, a efficiency audit by the Rural Improvement Ministry has steered.

The Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) was introduced by PM Modi in his first Independence Day speech as prime minister on August 15, 2014. As per the scheme, each MP has to undertake a village and develop it right into a mannequin village beneath the scheme, which was launched on October 11, 2014, in its 5 phases.

Many MPs, together with some ministers, haven’t adopted villages in both a number of phases to this point, in keeping with sources.

The Centre had constituted a standard assessment fee (CRM) for efficiency audit to guage the right implementation and effectiveness of assorted welfare schemes beneath the Rural Improvement Ministry.

In its report, the CRM stated there was no devoted funding for the SAGY and funds needed to be organized by way of convergence. Its groups visited the states and didn’t discover any “vital affect” of this scheme.

Even in villages adopted by MPs beneath this scheme, they didn’t allocate sufficient funds from the Members of Parliament Native Space Improvement Scheme (MPLADS), the CRM stated.

“In remoted circumstances, the place MPs have been pro-active, some infrastructure improvement has taken place, however the scheme has not made any perceptible affect,” the CRM stated in its report.

As such, these villages can’t be known as mannequin villages, the CRM stated, suggesting for assessment of the scheme.

“The CRM is of the opinion that in present format the scheme just isn’t attaining the specified function. It’s endorsed that the ministry could assessment the scheme for enhancing its affect,” it stated.

The 31-member CRM group, led by retired IAS officer Rajeev Kapoor, and contains of academicians and analysis organisations as members. It visited 120 villages in 21 districts throughout eight states in November.

The fee reviewed all welfare schemes beneath the Rural Improvement Ministry and gave recommendations for higher implementation.

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