Volume: 10, Number: 5, Year: 2019
Organizing Quality of Gram Sabha in Selected Village Panchayats in Tirupattur Block
Gram Sabha is a kind of village assembly where all voters are members. Constitution grants powers to Gram Sabha to exercises powers and performs such as it approve plans, programmes and projects for social and economic development, before such plans, programmes and projects are taken up for implementation by the Panchayat at the village level. It is also identifies people as beneficiaries under the poverty alleviation and other programmes of state and central government. The good functioning of Gram Sabha depends on the people’ participation. People’ participation is directly linked with quality of organization of Gram Sabha. Therefore the present study attempts to know the organizing quality of Gram Subha in the selected village panchayats of Tirupattur Block. The objectives of the study are, to study the level of awareness about Gram Sabha, to study the communication method for conducting Gram Sabha, to study the intimation procedure of Gram Sabha, to study the venue of the meeting, to study the level of people’ participation, to study the discussions in the meeting, and to study the overall satisfaction about the organization of Gram Sabha. The study finds that most of the respondents are aware about Gram Sabha but they are not regular to the meetings; notice, poster and thandora have been used for communication and most of the Gram Sabha meeting were informed in short period only; the meeting is organized either in community hall or in the Panchayat office; maintaining minimum quorum is challenging; women participation was about ten to twenty per cent only; and Only minority of the respondents were satisfied about the quality of organizing the Gram Sabha. Making the Gram Sabha really functional one, it has to be organized very well. Hence the process of organization plays important role for effective functioning of Gram Sabha. The study concludes that elected representative should be trained in organizing skill or a skilled organizer should be appointed in every panchayat to have effective functional Gram Sabha.
Paper ID: 15208