Youth interns connect people with govt in Rajasthan

Youth interns connect people with govt in Rajasthan

In an attempt to speed up development in Rajasthan, as many as one lakh Vikas Mitra and hundreds of 'Yuva Vikas Preraks' have become a bridge between the public and the chief minister. After its success in Rajasthan, the scheme is going to be implemented in Madhya Pradesh and Haryana too. 

Through this internship programme, the youth, termed as 'Yuva Vikas Preraks', constantly communicate with people and make them aware of the various welfare schemes. They become the link between the government and the public. Preraks have to give an honest feedback about the ongoing schemes. At present, around 300 'Yuva Vikas Preraks' are working throughout the state as development facilitators. 

Most of them are from engineering and social welfare background and they report the gap between the launch and implementation of the scheme. Some of the interns under this scheme have also come up with unique apps. Calling it as an innovative project Dr Jyoti Kiran, chairperson, State Finance Commission and Chairperson of the advisory board for YVP told DH, "Its an innovative project in terms of participatory development in which youth facilitators are the connecting link between government and public. Many innovative ideas are implemented as it is a movable idea factory for governance".

Haryana and MP to implement the scheme 

The scheme is being implemented in Haryana and Madhya Pradesh as well. 

At present, each intern is paid a monthly stipend of Rs 27,000 including laptop charges and travel expenses. "It's important that we engage youth in the monitoring of our flagship programme. They have energy and zeal to transform things. At present, we have one YVP in each block of Rajasthan who is closely monitoring flagship programmes such as Swachch Bharat Abhiyan and Mukhya Mantri Jal Swavlamban Abhiyan. They are making a notable change in the lives of many by providing them benefits of Government schemes and overall helping in increasing the happiness index of Rajasthan," Jyoti Kiran added. 

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