Programmes implemented by the District Panchayat.
Developmental Schemes
Dinghy making
Fish Pickle Units
Jaggery and Vinegar Making Unit, Andrott
Geo-Textiles Unit, Kalpeni
Schemes and Programmes transferred from various Departments Agriculture Sector
Coconut Development Programme
Soil and Water Conservation
Industries Sector
Prime Ministers Rozgar Yojna
Social Justice, Empowerment and Culture
Reading Room Cum Libraries
UT level Competitions
Special Nutrition Programmes
Supplementary Nutrition Programme
Contact Numbers

 

CITIZENS CHARTER,
DISTRICT PANCHAYAT,
UNION TERRITORY OF LAKSHADWEEP

The Constitution (73rd) Amendment Act, 1992 and the promulgation of the Lakshadweep Panchayats Regulation, 1994  paved way for establishing a two tier Panchayati Raj Institution in Lakshadweep.  Lakshadweep is unidistrict Union Territory and has only one District Panchayat covering all the islands of Lakshadweep.  The 1st District Panchayat was formed on 23.1.1998 and its term expired on 22.1.2003.  Consequently, the 2nd District Panchayat was formed on 23.1.2003.  It has 33 members consisting of 22 directly elected members, Chairpersons of all the 10 islands and the Member of Parliament of Lakshadweep.  The present Panchayat has 12 women members.

            As per the Lakshadweep Panchayat Regulation, 1994 , the District Panchayat is empowered to formulate and implement schemes for the economic and social developments f the people of the islands, in addition to the implementation of various schemes and activities transferred from the Departments of the Administration.  While the Schemes in Kavaratti island are directly implemented and monitors by the District Panchayat, the Schemes in other islands are being implemented with the involvement of the District Panchayat members of the island by the Headmaster High School and the Executive of the Village (Dweep) Panchayat, who are appointed as the designated Officer and Officer in Charge of the District Panchayat respectively.                                                                                                                        GO TOP

PROGRAMMES IMPLEMENTED BY THE DISTRICT PANCHAYAT

Developmental Schemes:

I.          Dinghy Making, Boat Building Yard, Kavaratti.

Small Dinghies are constructed under the scheme and sold to local fishermen.   The Applicants desiring to procure Dinghies can register their names with the Fisheries Officer, District Panchayat at anytime of the year.  On the dinghies being ready to deliver the applicants are informed to take delivery after payment. 

Time frame for delivery of Dinghy: 3 months from the date of booking.

Applications for Dinghies are to be addressed to

            President Cum Chief Counsellor/Chief Executive Officer,
            District Panchayat, Kavaratti.
            Telephone: 04896 262375, 04896 262051

The Officer who looks after the works in the District Panchayat:
            Fisheries Officer,
            District Panchayat,
            Kavaratti
            Phone:  04896 263499

Monitoring and reviewing:

            The District Panchayat in its first meeting of every quarter will evaluate the performance of the scheme based on the no. of boats issued, complaints and suggestions received from the beneficiaries.

 

Any complaint received regarding the unit will be processed and a reply will be given within a period of 15 days. 

I. Fish Pickle Units at Agatti  and Bitra:

            Two Fish Pickle Units one each at Agatti and Bitra as a new Development Scheme.  The Units now provide pickles required at the Schools for Mid-day Meals.  Further improvements are on the anvil to market the produce through out the islands.

The Officer looking after the matter in the respective schemes are the Officers in charge of District Panchayat.  Complaints and suggestions can be sent to the District Panchayat directly also.

II.        Jaggery and Vinegar Making Unit, Andrott:

            Jaggery and Vinegar are quality products of Lakshadweep.  The District Panchayat has a unit at Andrott for promoting the trade, generating job opportunities for local meera tappers and to make available the produce to the entire territory.  The Meera Tappers can sell their Meera to the unit.  The present rate of buying Meera is Rs.12/- per litre.  One Kilo of Jaggery cost Rs. 90/- and Vinegar Rs. 15/- per litre. 

            Unit is under over all supervision of Officer in Charge, District Panchayat, Andrott and the senior most Agriculture Staff looks after the day today affairs of the Unit. 

            The Contact person appointed to receive suggestions and complaints at Andrott is Officer in Charge, District Panchayat, Andrott. Telephone No.04893 232285.

Concerned Officer looking after the scheme in the District Panchayat office

            Technical Assistant (Agri)

            District Panchayat,

            Telephone: 04896 263556

Any complaint received regarding the unit will be processed and a reply will be given within a period of 15 days.

Geo Textiles Unit, Kalpeni

            The purpose of the Scheme is to encourage eco-friendly products.  The Unit also provides employment to the local Scheduled Tribes.  At present the Unit makes materials like Coir, Net, Carpet, Hammock, Coir fibre, ropes etc., which are available for sale in the unit.

            The Unit is under the supervision of Supervisor at the Unit.  Complaints and suggestions on the scheme can either be sent to the Officer in Charge DP, or directly to the Public Relations Officer, District Panchayat, Kavaratti.                                                  GO TOP 

Telephone No. of OIC, Kalpeni: 04896 252375
Telephone No. of ESA, District Panchayat, Kavaratti:   04896 263556
Telephone No. of PRO, District Panchayat, Kavaratti   04896 263488  

Time frame for disposal of Complaints:  15 days.

SCHEMES AND PROGRAMMES TRANSFERRED FROM VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS OF THE ADMINISTRATION:

I.   AGRICULTURE:

Concerned Officer looking after the programmes : 
 Technical Assistant (Agri)
 District     Panchayat, Kavaratti. 
Telephone No. 04896 263556

Schemes and Programmes under Agriculture Sector:

1.          (a) Coconut Development Programme:

The Scheme envisages cutting and removing unthrifty and senile palms by paying compensation of Rs.400/- per tree.

Application with the following details can be sent to the President Cum Chief Counsellor/Chief Executive Officer, District Panchayat, Kavaratti. 

a)                  Survey number of the land

b)                  No. of trees to be cut

c)                  Ownership details of the land

2.          Soil and Water Conservation:

(a) Protection of Seashore:                                             GOTOP

The Scheme envisages encouraging the locals to plant various plants and construction of bunds along the seashore to protect it from sea erosion.  The locals paid at the rates fixed by the Agriculture Department from time to time.

(b) Protection and maintenance of Littoral and Mangrove Vegetation:

The Scheme envisages protecting the seashores from erosion by preserving the available mangrove vegetation in Minicoy Island and by planting new littoral vegetation.  The locals are paid at the rates fixed by the Department of Agriculture from time to time.

Applications will be accepted by the District Panchayat from the month of May to December every year.  Applications so received will be scrutinized by the Screening Committees constituted for the purpose in all the islands before the 20th of January and forward the applications with recommendations to the District Panchayat latest by 10th February.  The District Panchayat before the closing of the financial year will release the amounts due to the beneficiaries.

            Complaints, grievances and suggestions will be received by the Officer in Charge, District Panchayat in all islands and by the Public Relations Officer, District Panchayat, Kavaratti through out the year.  The complaints and grievances will be redressed within 15 days from the receipt of the same  

II.        INDUSTRIES  

The Officer who looks after the schemes and programs in the District Panchayat:  

  Extension Service Assistant, District Panchayat, Kavaratti.

Telephone:         04896 263556

Schemes and Programmes under Industries Sector:

1.         Prime Ministers Rozgar Yojna:- 

            The Objectives of the Scheme is to provide financial assistance to the Educated youth to take up self employment programmes.  The eligibility conditions to avail financial assistance under the Scheme:

1.         Educational Qualification:                      8th Std Pass

2.         Annual Family income:                           Rs.40,0000/-

3.         Age: 40 years for ST Candidates and 35 years for General candidates

4 Sanction Limit for Business & Service activities: Upto Rs.1lakh        

5.         Industrial activities:       Upto Rs. 2 lakh

6          Subsidy component:      15% subject to a minimum of
                                               Rs.15,000/- per beneficiary

7.         Interest                      12% upto Rs.2 lakh subject to
                                              prime lending rate of the bank

 

Application will be accepted between the 1st and 10th of every month.                                                                                 GO TOP

Selection Committee meetings are held on the last week of every month

Names of persons selected is recommended to the Bank on the first week of every month    

Complaints, grievances and suggestions will be received by the Public Relations Officer, District Panchayat, Kavaratti through out the year.  The complaints and grievances will be redressed within 15 days from the receipt of the same.

SOCIAL JUSTICE EMPOWERMENT AND CULTURE:

Officer concerned looking after the program in the District Panchayat:

                                                Social Education Organiser,

                                                Phone: 04896 263488

Schemes and Programmes under the Sector:

a) Management of Reading Room Cum Libraries in 9 islands:

            Grievances and suggestions for improving the services of the program will be received by the Public Relations Officer, District Panchayat, Kavaratti any time during the year, which will be forwarded within 5 days to the Director of Social Justice/Library Development officer.

b) UT level Cultural competitions:

            On receipt of the funds from the Department of Social Justice the District Panchayat in collaboration with an agency like Sahitya Kala Academy conducts the UT/Island level cultural competitions during January/February every year.  Willing and interested participants can register their names directly with the District Panchayat (Social Education Organiser) in the case of Kavaratti and with the OIC in case of other islands anytime during the year. 

c)         Special Nutrition Program:

            The program envisages providing Nutritious food to Pregnant Women, Nursing mothers, adolescent girls and children at the age group of 6 months to 6years.  The Scheme is implemented through Balwadi, Anganwadi and Crèche.

            Enrolment can be done at the beginning of every month through out the year, with the Anganwadi Workers/Teachers – in Charge.                                             GOTOP

d)         Supplementary Nutrition Program under PMGY:

            The program envisages eradicating malnutrition among the children below 3 years.  Complaints, grievances and suggestions will be received by the PRO, District Panchayat on all working days through out the year and the same will be forwarded to the Department within 5 days.

S.No

Name of Island

Anganwadi

Balawadi

Creche

1.

Kavaratti

13

1

1

2

Agatti

6

1

1

3

Amini

9

2

1

4

Andrott

14

1

1

5

Chetlat

3

1

1

6

Kiltan

5

1

2

7

Kadmat

6

1

2

8

Minicoy

10

1

1

9

Kalpeni

4

1

2

 

            The beneficiaries of the programmes implemented by the District Panchayat can contact the Public Relations Officer, directly, or through telephone (ph: 04896 623488) or write to him giving suggestions or can submit grievances for redressal on all working days.  The PRO on receipt of the same will forward it to the concerned official/officer of the District Panchayat/Department through the Chief Executive Officer within 3 days from the receipt of the same. 

            The District Panchayat body in all its meetings (at least once in three months) will have an agenda item for evaluating reviewing the different schemes and programmes implemented by the District Panchayat.  The suggestions/complaints received and action initiated/completed on it will also be placed before the meeting. 

List of Contact persons related to District Panchayat at Kavaratti

S.No

Officer

Telephone

1

President Cum Chief Counsellor,

04896 262375(O)

          262268(R)

2

Vice President Cum Counsellor(H)

04896 262373(O)

          263407(R)

3

Vice President Cum Counsellor(B)

04896 262103(O)

         263363(R)

4

Chief Executive Officer

04896 262051(O)

         263039(R)

5

Public Relation Officer

04896 263488(O)

04896 263722 (R)

6

Technical Assistant (Agri)

04896 263556(O)

7

Extension Service Assistant (Industries)

04896 263556(O)

8

Fisheries Officer

04896 263499(O)

9

District Panchayat Office

04896 263036(O)

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