CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday announced that the process for regularisation of panchayat karmis services would begin soon.
Addressing a convention of panchayat karmis drawn from all parts of Madhya Pradesh here on Monday the Chief Minister said the designation of panchayat karmis would be changed in consonance with the thinking of the State Government to eliminate the ‘karmi’ culture. A decision in this regard would be taken soon.
Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Bharatiya Majdoor Sangh State general secretary Bhagwandas Godane also addressed the gathering.
The Chief Minister sought active cooperation of panchayat karmis to carry out rural development work as a movement. He said panchayat karmis had an important responsibility of disseminating information about schemes and programmes to remote villages and common people in rural areas.
Gram panachayats and their secretaries could play a vital role in the development of villages, he added. Tomar said the State Government had increased the honorarium and provided job security to panchayat karmis. Efforts were now being made for their regularisation.
Underlining the important role of panchayat karmis in the development of rural areas he exhorted them to work more vigorously.
He said arrangements would be made to ensure regular payment of honorarium to panchayat karmis and due respect to them would be ensured.
Earlier, Madhya Pradesh Panchayatkarmi and Sachiv Sangathan president Dinesh Sharma and secretary Nityanand Upadhyaya welcomed the Chief Minister and the Panchayat Minister.