Functional Committees Role and Responsibilities under Grama Jyothi

Functional Committees Role and Responsibilities under Grama Jyothi Programme: The roles and responsibilities of each of the Functional Committees in the preparation of Gram Panchayat Development Plan are given as under:

I. Functional Committee on Sanitation and Drinking Water:
(a) Sarpanch to be the Chairman of the Committee along with members given as above
(b) The committee shall extensively interact with the rural water supply department for ensuring clean and protected water supply and construction of toilets to make the GP open defecation free.  The Assistant Engineer of the RWS department shall keep the Panchayat informed of the status and development of the Rural Water Supply in the Panchayats.
(c) It is the primary responsibility of the Gram Panchayat to maintain clean surroundings and supply pure drinking water. These are interlinked and form the foundation for public health and realization of the healthy village
(d) Panchayats will have a  major role to play under the  Water  Grid Programme, which envisages tapped water supply to each and every household.  Each household must endeavor to pay water charges for the maintenance of the scheme.
(e) Identify and prevent leakage of water at sources, pipes, and taps.
(f) The goal shall be to provide Individual House Hold Lavatories (IHHLs) to each house in saturation mode. The sanitation plan shall cover the measures to be taken to make the Gram Panchayat Open Defecation Free (ODF). The Open Defecation Free Plan shall be prepared after a detailed survey of the households.
(g) The Gram Panchayat shall plan for moving towards a clean village through proper Solid and Liquid Waste Management plan. This shall include measures for disposal and treatment of different types waste generated at the village level.
(h) Prevention of water borne diseases. Most of these are either vector borne or water borne. All of these diseases can be easily prevented with proper control on the mosquito growth and preventing the contamination of drinking water sources.
(i) This plan shall include measures for making the village free from all mosquitoes and other vectors which spread communicable diseases and steps to unsure supply of clean Drinking Water throughout the year

There is ample scope for convergence with schemes like Mahatma Gandhi National Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), Rural Water Supply and Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM)

1ODF Plan – survey all households to arrive at the   number of houses not having toilets Saturation of houses with IHHLs.   Hygienic Village
2Solid and Liquid Waste   Management – identify dump yards, arrange for transport of garbage to dump yards through community contributions. Garbage and dirt free Village. Clean   Surroundings
3Mosquito Control – survey of   all stagnant pools of waters and drains Prevention of Fevers like Malaria, Dengue, Chikungunya, Japanese   Encephalitis (JE)
4Cleaning and Chlorination of   Drinking Water Sources – identify the sources for remedial action Preventions of Diseases like   Diarrhea, Gastro Entritis (GE), Jaundice, Cholera
5Coordinate the implementation of tapped water supply for each   household and collection of water charges for its maintenance Tapped water supply for each   household. Water supply on demand. Reduce long effort in collecting drinking water
6Plug leakages in the taps and pipelinesSavings of precious water

II. Functional Committee on Health and Nutrition:
(a) Women Ward member to be the Chairman along with members of the committee as given above
(b) The committee shall closely monitor and coordinate the work done by the Aasha workers and the ANM.  It shall be the endeavor of the committee to access referral services to higher hospitals and arogyasri for major illnesses.
(c) The Aasha Worker and the ANM shall report to the Functional committee and the Gram Sabha on the status of health issues of mothers, children, and adults
(d) The committee shall focus on three aspects of health care namely maternal care, child health and general health and access of health delivery services.

(e) Focus on Pregnant women –
a. Antenatal care, the supply of folic acid and iron tablets;
b. Identification of high-risk pregnancies
c.  Motivate and ensure institutional deliveries
d. Registration of maternal deaths during pregnancy and up to 42 days of the delivery if any.

(f) Child Health:
a. Identification malnourished children who are born below 2.5 kg weight
b. Review of the anganwadis, care of the malnourished children
c. Immunization of the child
d. Registration of births and deaths among children e. Prevention of child marriages

(g) General health
a. Chronic diseases – such as diabetes, hypertension, TB, Cardiac, leprosy, epilepsy, paralysis, aids, asthma, fluorosis, filaria, Cancer, – take steps for referral treatment/Arogyasri Programme
i.  Ensuring 104 services to the gram panchayat
ii.  Review 108 services for emergency care and response
iii.  Identify and stop brewing and consuming adulterated toddy and illicit liquor (gudumba).

(h) Gram Panchayat to play an active role in referral services to Primary Health  Centers  (PHC)  and  District  Hospital or treatment under Arogyasri. Functional Committees Role and Responsibilities

1100% Institutional DeliveriesReduction of Maternity Mortality   Rate(MMR)
2100% Immunization of   Children Reduction of Infant Mortality   Rate
3Services of 104, 108 and   referral services Timely treatment of Chronic   diseases
4100% identify the people with   various diseases for remedial action and follow up Ensuring health care at the   village level through 104 services, referral care and linkage with Arogyasri
5Anganwadis monitoringNutritious food to Mother and   Child

III. Functional Committee on Education:
Quality of Human resources is a pre-requisite for the success of any developmental effort. The goal shall be to achieve 100% enrollment of school-going children and bring the dropout rate to zero.  It is also important to ensure that all the tenth class children secure better grades for a better future.

It is also the responsibility of the Gram Panchayat to ensure the functional literacy of all its adult citizens. A Village Education Plan shall cover all the measures contemplated by the Gram Panchayat to achieve Enlightened Village.

1. Ensuring 100% enrolment of children (6-14 years) and retention into schools Government or Private
2. Pre-school education 3-6 year as – ensure that Anganwadis or private nurseries are teaching children under the play and learn the method
3. The functioning of the Mid- Day Meal Scheme
4. Quality of education – ensure that children studying in schools are able to achieve the minimum levels of learning
5. Identifying children who need to go to a residential school, Ashram school, hostel, KGBV school, etc
6. Identifying the number of illiterates and launching a  program for literacy through educated members in the village. Functional Committees Role and Responsibilities

1100% enrollment of Children (6-   14) and retention of children in schools Universal Primary Education
2100% enrolment in pre-primary school / nursery (3-6 yrs) – learn   by play method Yearning for education in children
 Monitoring quality of education – through assessing the minimum levels of learning; quality through   grades obtained by children Better Grades and minimum levels of learning. Creating an interest in education in children
4Monitoring of mid day meal schemeHealth, nutrition, retention of children in school
5Improving Adult Literacy –   identify the number of illiterates in the village for taking up literacy program Enlightened Citizens and rational behavior in the village
6.Ensuring adequate infrastructure for the school building and   Anganwadis with toilets and drinking water Well kept schools and anganwadis

IV. Functional Committee on Social Security and Poverty Reduction:
1. Preferably a  Women  SC  /ST  member to be the chairman of the committee along with other members as given above.
2. The planning process must duly include appropriate initiatives for the welfare of vulnerable, underprivileged and socially backward sections of the society. The plan shall include coverage of all welfare schemes of the Central and State Governments. The plan shall include measures to ensure coverage of all eligible beneficiaries under family Benefit Schemes like insurance, pension, housing.  The Special Component Plan (SCP) and Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) shall be part of the GP Development Plan.

1Selection of the poorest of the   poor beneficiaries in Gram Sabha Coverage of only eligible   beneficiaries
2Implementation of SCSP and TSP   – identify eligible beneficiaries who need to be assisted under the SCSP and TSP Improved services to   deserving section of village
3Skill development for youth –   survey and identify the youth who need skill development Create better opportunities   for meaningful jobs
4Plugging leakages in Social   Security Schemes Ensure that the genuine   and eligible beneficiary gets the benefits

V. Functional Committee on Natural Resource Management:
(a) Sarpanch to be the Chairperson of the committee along with members as given above
(b) The committee shall focus on the management of natural resources essential for livelihoods and a safe environment. Proper management of precious natural resources is essential for sustainable agriculture and livelihoods. Reckless exploitation of nature has led to degradation of soils, depletion of groundwater levels, reduction of tree cover and ultimately to climate change. It is therefore essential to bring nature back on the track by properly planning for the management of natural resources.

(c) Soil and water conservation measures can be planned under the Mahatma Gandhi National Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP).
(d) The committee shall extensively coordinate with the APO’s of EGS and PO IWMP and the Field Assistant and watershed assistant at the village level,

I. Telangana Ku Haritha Haaram – village greening plan – 40,000 plants per year for the next three years shall be planned, taken up and protected to ensure higher survival rates
II. Ensure the watering of saplings and survival rates
III. Farm/bund/block plantations in public lands, tank foreshore areas
IV. Afforestation – avenue plantations on roads
V. Watershed management works – soil and water conservation works (ridge to valley treatment under NREGA / IWMP)
VI. Protecting irrigation tanks that have been desilted under mission Kakathiya.
VII. These measures can be effectively dovetailed with the works taken up under the Mission Kakathiya Programme for comprehensive restoration and renovation of traditional water bodies.
VIII. Preparation of shelf of works under NREGA – with a focus on natural resource management. Functional Committees Role and Responsibilities

1Soil Conservation WorksPrevention of Soil erosion
2Water Conservation Works – around I   bore wells and tanks W mproved levels of Ground   ater and Soil Moisture
3Telangana ku Haritha Haaram (THH) –   planting of 40,000 trees for the next three years and ensuring better survival Green Village. Better   Environment
4Create a shelf of works with extensive   coverage of natural resources management and creation of durable assets which will be common use to the Gram Panchayat and the people Construction of durable   assets along with wage generation.
5Ensuring timely payments for nrega   wages at the GP level Facilitates immediate   payments
6Undertake construction of Soak PitsLiquid waste disposal in   the village
7Undertake construction of bath cum   sanitary toilets 5’ x 7’ Better hygiene and toilet   practices

VI. Agriculture
1. Preferably the Upa-Sarpanch shall be the chairperson of the committee along with members given as above.
2. Agriculture is the primary source of livelihood for the majority  of the people and critical links in the production chain.
3. The focus shall be on the improvement of production systems and the promotion of cost-effective practices like use NPM.

4. The plan shall also indicate steps for efficient supply of inputs, credit and post-harvesting linkages.
a. Distribution of seed subsidy
b. Maintenance of soil health cards
c.  Custom hiring centers and farm mechanization
d. Credit – accessing the VLR and Pavala Vaddi scheme and loan waiver scheme. Functional Committees Role and Responsibilities

1Production Systems   Improvement Cost effective Farming
2NPM PracticesProtection of Soil Fertility.   Uncontaminated Food Chain
3Monitoring of input supply,   credit Minimizing distress
4Post harvest linkagesRemunerative price

VII. Functional Committee on Infrastructure:
The infrastructure Committee shall prepare and develop the village Infrastructure plan of the  Gram  Panchayat and shall focus on the maintenance of internal roads, drains, street lights and other common assets of the village. Based on the availability of resources new works shall be planned based priority of needs.      

The committee will have to work in close coordination with panchayat raj roads, rural water supply, CPDCL/NPDCL officials to achieve appropriate and adequate infrastructure for the village. Functional Committees Role and Responsibilities

1. Sarpanch to be the  Chairperson of the  Committee in addition to members given as above.
2. Some  of  the  activities  that  the  functional  committee  can  aim  to achieve are:

(a) Aim at ensuring good internal roads by linking up funds under the PR dept.
(b) Undertake regular patchworks and cleaning of the paths with shrubs
(c) Ensure that roads and drains are provided in all SC and ST colonies under SCSP and TSP funds
(d) Ensure that the drains are regularly cleaned
(e) Ensure the construction of soak pits
(f) Ensure an adequate number of streetlights that are functioning.
(g) Ensure that all GP buildings, streetlights and motors are metered to avoid unnecessary billing.
(h) Ensure  the  savings  in  electricity  by  taking  up  energy-efficient devices such as CFL lamps, LED lights, Solar Lights

1Maintenance of Roads, Drains, Street lightsImproved Public Convenience
2Collection of Taxes and Non-TaxesBetter service delivery, Regular Payment of Staff   salaries
3Proper Maintenance of Street lightingPublic Convenience, Energy   Conservation
4Dalith Wada infrastructure plan – CC roads; drains; community halls;   drinking water Improvement in basic amenities under SCSP
5Tandas Development plan & tribal hamlet development plan – cc   roads, drains, community halls, drinking water Improvement in basic amenities under TSP

All District Collectors and District Panchayat Officers are requested to ensure that Functional committees are constituted in each of the Gram Panchayat and arrangements are made to disseminate their roles and functions and the need to achieve outcomes as envisaged in this G.O. Functional Committees Role and Responsibilities  

They are also requested to ensure that the composition of the functional committee and the plan of action, and outcomes and strategy are uploaded on the website at all departments are requested to give suitable instructions to their heads of departments to ensure synergy and coordination at the Gram Panchayat level.

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