GP chiefs, PDOs told to upload toiletless homes' data

GP chiefs, PDOs told to upload toiletless homes' data

Rural Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Commissioner has directed all zilla panchayat CEOs to instruct their gram panchayats (GP) to survey and gather data on toiletless households. 

GP presidents and panchayat development officers (PDOs) have been told to list toiletless households and submit the data to the Sanitation department.

A circular issued to all the ZP CEOs in the state on December 7, stated that the Union Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation had asked the state to upload the details of all beneficiaries yet to be covered under sanitation scheme. 

Using the 2012 baseline survey, the data of toiletless households needs to be uploaded to the Integrated Management Information System (IMIS). 

Of the 4.45 lakh uncovered beneficiaries, the details of only 3.97 lakh (89%) had been uploaded so far. This is the last chance for the authorities to include remaining beneficiaries and upload the data to the IMIS. It is also the last chance for the remaining beneficiaries to avail financial assistance for toilet construction, the commissioner pointed out.

The incentive will be paid through electronic fund management system (e-FMS). For the payment of incentives through e-FMS, the authorities have been asked to upload details on the district-wise target for BPL/SC/ST/general category beneficiaries via Panchatantra software by December 13. 

The target for BPL/SC/ST/General category beneficiaries in each gram panchayats should be approved by December 14. The details of each beneficiary should be uploaded by December 18. All the taluk panchayat executive officers and ZP CEOs should approve the list of beneficiaries by December 20. 

After verification, the work order for the first phase of construction of toilets should be issued by December 22 and the second phase by January 10, the circular said.

Speaking to DH, cleanliness ambassador for Dakshina Kannada district Sheena Shetty said: “If all the left out beneficiaries are included in the list, then it will benefit toiletless households to get toilets.”