In the next few days over 106 villages will become e-panchayats in Karimnagar district. To help in maintaining transparency and accountability in rural areas, the ambitious project of Telangana state government is aimed at providing computerized services there.
P. Kumara Swamy, the district panchayat officer (DPO) who was speaking to the reporters said that, “The 106 of the 319 cluster gram panchayats (combination of two or more minor gram panchyats), identified for implementation of the project in the first phase would offer computerised services to the villagers through e-panchayats.”
The GPs were provided with the required infrastructure and to oversee the implementation of the project, extension officers of panchayat raj and rural development (EOPRD) were entrusted. The officers were told to begin the services at the earliest.
He also added, that a total of 173 computer operators have been trained and appointed for the project.
The district has 1,207 gram panchayats. To implement the project in a phased manner a total of 626 cluster GPs were formed by merging smaller ones into a cluster. Of them, 319 were selected for the first phase of project.