Ranchi, April 1: Chief Minister Raghubar Das said on Friday that people need to change their thoughts and management.
He further said rural secretariats are being built for the public representatives. Every panchayat will have a panchayat building by 2016-17 and they will be connected with internet by 2017-18.
The CM was addressing the �Mukhya Mantri Panchayat Protsahan Puraskar Samaroh� where unanimously elected 31 mukhiyas and 54 panchayat representatives were being felicitated for making their panchayat defection free.
The CM said that the government had declared before the election that those panchayats will be awarded where the mukhiya will be elected unanimously.
In case the mukhiya is a woman, the panchayat will be given Rs. 1 lakh. He expressed his happiness on the election of 26 women representatives out of the unanimously selected 31 representatives.
He suggested opening of libraries for poor children or development of parks with the award amount. The government will encourage them and extend monitory help provided they do good work.
Clean panchayats will also be awarded.
Expressing his concern over scams and misuse of funds for the poor, the CM said that such people will be thrown behind the bars.
The development of the state depends on rural development. The village panchayat and zila parishad will have to play an important role in developing the panchayats.
Under the 14th Finance Commission of the Union Government, every village will receive money directly. Now, the panchayat representatives will have to use the money in a proper way, Das said.
The CM said that the newly elected panchayat representatives will be trained how to make schemes and expense money. He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is coming to Jamshedpur on April 24 and will address the panchayat representatives from all over the country at a function there.
He said that the martyrs of Jharkhand like Bhagwan Birsa Munda, Siddo- Kanho and Nilamber- Pitmber fought against the atrocities, exploitation and slavery of the British Rule and strengthened the concept of village governance.
Rural Development minister Nilkanrth Singh Munda said that villages are the backbone of our nation.
Hence the development of the villages is essential. Out of the total, 53 percent women have been elected as public representatives which are a good sign. �It is a step towards strengthening the villages. Our villages have to be made clean,� he pointed out.
Chandra Prakash Choudhary said that the development of the villages is crucial.
DG, ATI Sudhir Prasad, RDD principal secretary N.N. Sinha, Panchayati Raj secretary Dr. Pravin Shankar and other officers were present on this occasion.