Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced Peoples Empowerment - Enabling Transparency and Accountability of Odisha Initiatives (PEETHA) to create awareness about the government's welfare schemes, and improving transparency in the implementation of the same.
The initiative is a sub-scheme of the government's flagship "Ama Gaon Ama Bikas" scheme.
PEETHA is a part of the 3-T initiative of Technology Transparency and Teamwork model. Under this every month starting from December, camps will be organized at the Gram Panchayat level from 15th to 20th every month, along with the distribution of benefits of various schemes like Mission Shakti, Madhu Babu Pension Yojana, Artist Pension and other individual benefits as per local requirement will be taken up in the camps
Moreover, block-level observers will monitor the scheme and voluntary social workers will assist in its implementation. Every month the best Panchayat in each block will be awarded Rs 5 lakh for organising PEETHA.
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