SIVASAGAR, Jan 6 � With a view to bringing the Government close to the people and attempting to redress their grievances at their doorsteps, Raijor Podulit Raijor Sarkar (RPRS) initiative was launched in Sivasagar district on January 2.
Virendra Mittal, Deputy Commissioner of Sivasagar, launched the initiative at Disangmukh gaon panchayat (GP), which continued in the GPs till January 5. The DC took part in a cleaning drive under the Mukhyamantir Asomor Nirmal Aru Seuj Asom (MANASA) at the RPRS venue. The DC also visited a local school, besides the anganwadi centre and the mini primary health centre to inspect their hygiene and sanitation.
An interaction with the public was also held at the RPRS venue to apprise them on issues related to health, hygiene, sanitation and education. As part of the programme, grievance petitions were also received from the local public and the RPRS team offered on-the-spot solutions to their problems.
The RPRS programme will cover all the 118 gaon panchayats of Sivasagar district. Already 31 RPRS teams have been constituted in the district to conduct the programme at every GP involving the local public. The GP-level RPRS team includes one representative from the Deputy Commissioner, GP secretary/gram sevak or junior engineer of P&RD department, one woman representative nominated by the DC and one officer from the department concerned. Apart from health, hygiene, sanitation and education, the RPRS teams is interacting with people on social security and women empowerment, land revenue and disaster management and rural infrastructure, livelihood and skills.
For effective implementation of the RPRS initiative, 300 government servants have been trained at Sivasagar, Charaideo and Nazira subdivisions of the district. Further, a district coordination and monitoring team with the Deputy Commissioner as chairman and the Project Director, DRDA as member secretary has also been formed.