Promotion of Good Governance at the Grass root level in Karnataka

State Level Workshop On Empowering Panchayatraj Institutions In Karnataka And Special Gram Sabhas For Women.
The 73rd Constitutional Amendment to decentralize power came into effect two decades back and now the time has come to review, brainstorm and find ways and means to strengthen the Panchayatraj institutions said Mr. Venkatrao Ghorpade while speaking at the convention and came up with certain revolutionary ideas, like women’s special gram sabha, gender budget and gender planning and said that 20% of the state... More+

STATE LEVEL WORKSHOP ON STRENGTHENING PANCHAYATRAJ INSTITUTIONS FOR PEOPLE FRIENDLY GOVERNANCE.

Date: February 28, 2014 - Venue: Regional Resource Centre, KROSS, Bangalore

Participants:
•   Ministers of the State Government
•   150 NGO Representatives who are working in the field of Panchayat raj
•   Subject Experts
•   Academicians
•   Government Officials

Purpose:
•   To bring together various organizations working for PRIs from the state to seek ways and means to strengthen the PRI system.
•   Identification of Gaps at Panchayat and RDPR department level.
•   Strengthening service delivery mechanism at local self Governments.
•   Promoting greater participation of Women at GP level.
•   To promote good rapport between officials and public (Pro active bureaucracy).
•   To pressurize officials to include public participation in enacting the process of policy formulation
•   To promote conducive environment suitable for receiving adequate cooperation from the officials.
•   To establish a platform for collective lobbying and advocacy
EMPOWERING CIVIL SOCIETY FOR EFFECTIVE FUNCTIONING AND PEOPLE FRIENDLY LOCAL SELF GOVERNANCE:


The key objective of this programme is to increase the living standards of at least 3,000 poor and marginal families of 200 selected villages with improved basic amenities, infrastructure and better living standards with the active intervention of 33 Grama Panchayats (local governance).

KROSS initiated this program in 2011 with the vision of Empowering Civil Society for effective functioning and people friendly local self governance. This program is designed and implemented with the intention of enhancing the living standard of marginalized population, especially women, by ensuring better local governance. Commitment of all the, Grama Panchayats and partner organisations towards achieving this intention is commendable.

A team of 34 selected members have been capacitated who in turn are training the partner organisation staff, Civil Fora members, Panchayat Raj Institution (PRI) members, Community Based Organisations (CBO), Self-Help-Groups (SHG) and their federations.

Project Achievement:
Under MGNREGA Rs. 8,186,440 has been earned by 2,665 families
3,307 families applied for job cards under MGNREGA
200 houseless families availed Houses
3 community halls availed
20 public water taps got approved and connected
83 street lights availed
722 toilets constructed under TSC/NBA
1,313 APL Ration cards availed
2,142 BPL cards availed
49,474 man days worked under MGNREGA an average 30 -40 days of work
Around 75 % from the excluded community are actively participating in the decision making process of ward sabha
Around 45 % from the excluded community are actively participating in the decision making process of Grama sabha
Around 50 % are actively taking part in the G.P. social audit