Thursday, February 11, 2010

[ZESTCaste] Centre to appoint 'Lok Karmi' to help villagers

Centre to appoint 'Lok Karmi' to help villagers

New Delhi, Feb 11 (PTI) With illiteracy being a major stumbling block
in implementation of its schemes in rural areas, the Centre is
considering to appoint an educated person from SC, ST or minority
communities in each panchayat as 'Lok Karmi' to help villagers.

In a draft proposal, the Ministry of Rural Development has also sought
to engage NGOs in the ambitious programme by designating them as 'Lok
Sewaks', who would in turn appoint and guide Lok Karmis in their
territorial jurisdiction, which would not be more than four blocks in
a district.

Seeking to secure maximum participation of rural women in the
programme, the Ministry has proposed that Lok Karmis should preferably
be women and men be appointed if a suitable women in not available in
the area.

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