CM Mamata rolls out 'Duare Sarkar' outreach programme

Bengal, 1st December: The Mamata Banerjee led government in Bengal has launched a massive outreach programme named “Duare Sarkar” or Government at your doorstep.

Announcing the details, West Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay said, “I would like to request everyone from panchayat and ward-level people to join the ‘Duare Sarkar’ campaign. Try to understand the SOP and submit the papers accordingly.

Benefits of at least 11 state government-run schemes will be made available to eligible people at camps to be set up for the ‘Duare Sarkar‘ (government at doorsteps) programme starting Tuesday, Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay said on Monday.

Schemes covered under Duare Sarkar

  • Swasthya Sathi – In order to extend cashless and free treatment to people, people must visit the camps set up at Gram Panchayat level and municipality level to submit their documents
  • The Second scheme is about issuing the caste certificates for SC/ST/ OBCs
  • The third and fourth schemes are Joy Jahar and Tafasili Bondhu Pension schemes for the tribals and people belong to scheduled castes
  • Grievances related to the fifth scheme, Khadyo Sathi, will also be addressed here
  • We will also look into the Shikashree schemes for SC/ST and Aikyashree schemes for the minority community. We are conducting these camos to meet the gap between our promises and people’s receipt
  • The internationally acclaimed Kanyashree Scheme will also fall under this. Almost all girls have benefitted from this, but in case there is any gap, they can come to the camps to register themselves. There will be 20000 camps spread across the state
  • Grievances related to Rupasree scheme and Krishak Bandhu scheme will also be addressed. The promised services will be attempted to be delivered
  • We will also address the issues of MGNREGS and 100 days’ work and issue job cards to those who need it

The programme will be rolled out from December 1 till January 31. While camps in the first phase are scheduled from December 1- 11, the second one will be from December 15-24, the third from January 2-12 and the fourth from January 18-30.

WB government has prepared Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the programme, Bandyopadhyay said.

Senior officials in the rank of SDOs and BDOs will be monitoring the developments. Feedback from attendees will be collected during and after the outreach programme.

The experience of each phase will be used to improve the delivery of services to the beneficiaries attending subsequent camps,” Bandyopadhyay said.

The entire state government machinery of the state government will be working in mission-mode for ensuring the success of this programme, he added.

The camps must be organised in such a manner that every gram panchayat, municipality ward is covered at least once in each round, he said.

On completion of each phase, SDOs/BDOs should submit a detailed summary report to the district magistrate, highlighting the numbers of visitors who attended the camps.

Detailed impact of the assessment of the camps will be done through an independent third party,” a state government official said.

According to government sources, the camps will be functional from 10 am to 4 pm every day.