Tag Officer’s Training Programme for supporting Pradhanmantri Awaas Yojana in Tribal Area was organized in collaboration with the Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj of the State Government of Rajasthan has been implementing the scheme called ‘Pradhanmatri Awaas Yojana’ for providing the financial support to the poor families belonging to Below Poverty Line (BPL) for constructing houses in rural / tribal regions of Rajasthan for last several years. The State Government felt that it was not being able to achieve the targets of housing since more than 50% families although they get first installment of the budget sanctioned to them and they started the construction of houses but are not able to complete it in stipulated time due to lack of adequate technical support in time in remote and isolated tribal habitation. Hence, they failed to get the subsequent installments of the sanctioned funds.
CULP was invited by the government through ARAVALI (a state level nodal Government supported NGO) for organizing the Tag Officers Training Programme (Government field level Gram Panchayat Level Functionaries such as Prasar Adhikari, JTA, JeN, Junior Engineers, AeN, LDCs and PRI members) in tribal area of Banswara district. CULP agreed and organized one-day 11 training camps in three blocks of the district from 8th to 30th September 2016.
These Tag Officer’s training programmes were held to facilitate completion of uncompleted houses sanctioned under Indira Awas Yojana and undertake geo-tagging of these household for field verification.
The block-wise details of the participants in the training camps are as follows: Total Tag Officers participated in 11 training camps of three blocks, namely Bagidora (N= 174), Gangad Talai (N = 259) and Sajjangarh (N = 138) in Banswara district were 571 against the total allocated number of Tag Officers 546 . 25 Tag additional Tag officers were sent by the concerned BDOs.