Ministry of Panchayati Raj, GOI.
It was 20th August 2009 when the then Union Panchayati Raj Minister Dr. C.P.Joshi, during a Workshop on NREGA announced that every Gram Panchayat across the country will have a Rajiv Gandhi Sewa Kendra. In the same workshop the minister outlined the importance of the Sewa Kendra by mentioning it as a single window for information relating to NREGA. Moving a step further, the guest of honour of the workshop, Shri Rahul Gandhi unveiled the design model of the proposed Rajiv Gandhi Sewa Kendra.
Crores of rupees are being allocated by the said ministry for the construction of these Sewa Kendras. However no importance is given to monitor whether these Kendras are functioning properly or not.
Through this letter of mine I would like to bring to your kind notice about such a Sewa Kendra in the Kalahandi District of Odisha which was constructed four years back in 2009-2010 but is yet to get inaugurated. The said Sewa Kendra lies in the Mahaling Gram Panchayat under the Golamunda Block (Kalahandi District, Odisha). I came to know about this Sewa Kendra from a local news daily “Sambad” articulated on 21st November 2014 in its Sambalpur Edition.
I request you to take the matter and demand an explaination from the concerned authorities at the district and the state level about such a negligence. Also order the authority concerned to make necessary arrangements for its opening and efficient functioning.
I as a responsible citizen brought this matter to your knowledge and hope that you as a representative of the people will take this issue as seriously as I did and exercise your responsibility and accountability towards people.
I could not find the email address of Honourable Minister in your website and hence sending the email to your address. Also, I am attaching the news article for your easy understanding of the matter and authenticity of my claim.
Thank You Sir.
Sachin Kumar Agrawal,
Dharamgarh, Kalahandi, Odisha
Contact Number: 9861965410