‘Jagan trying to weaken panchayat raj system’
G.O. 2 violates spirit of 73rd Amendment of PR Act: Thulasi Reddy
APCC working president N. Thulasi Reddy on Saturday accused Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy of trying to debilitate the panchayat raj establishments.
In a press release, he stated after the Panchayat Raj Act (73rd Amendment) got here into drive on April 24 in 1993, the States have been allowed to take steps to organise village panchayats and provides them powers to operate as items of self-government.
“But G.O. 2 issued by the YSRCP government on March 25 this year violates the spirit of the Act and the 73rd Amendment,” Mr. Thulasi Reddy argued.
‘Grant powers to sarpanches’
He stated, in accordance to the G.O., the employees and volunteers of the village secretariats weren’t accountable to the sarpanches. He stated the sarpanches had not been granted cheque energy thus far.
Mr. Thulasi Reddy demanded withdrawal of the G.O. and grant powers to the sarpanches and the elected representatives on the village-level.
Zero curiosity scheme
He discovered fault with the Chief Minister “trying to create hype over the sunna vaddi (zero interest) loans to the women self-help groups.”
Claiming that the Congress had launched it throughout 2004 elections, he stated the celebration had promised to implement ‘pavala vaddi’ scheme to empower girls.
It gained the elections and the Congress governments headed by former Chief Ministers Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy and K. Rosaiah had applied the scheme from 2004-05 to 2010-11.
To additional enhance the scheme, former Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy modified it from ‘pavala vaddi’ to ‘sunna vaddi’ scheme, which was applied so long as the celebration was in energy. In 2016-17, he stated, the TDP authorities, nonetheless, scrapped the programme, he alleged.
“While the Congress government had granted ₹5 lakh to each self-help group, the YSRCP government reduced the amount to ₹3 lakh,” he stated.
The Congress chief stated that spending enormous cash on publicity of such schemes was unwise, particularly when the State was reeling beneath critical financial disaster, compounded by the pandemic impression. He stated girls ought to pay attention to the YSRCP authorities’s sport plan.