Dimapur, Dec 9 (MExN): Lok Sabha Member of Parliament from Nagaland W Wangyuh Konyak feels necessary a coordination committee between the Ministry of Panchayati Raj and Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India so that central schemes pertaining to communitized implementing agencies are undertaken properly. And this, the MP has suggested to the Center, highlighting the case particularly in the context of Nagaland state.
The suggestion was made during discussions held December 8 in the House on the topic ‘State of Panchayats – A mid-term review and appraisal 2006.’
Informing the house that in Nagaland “village council” is used rather than “Panchayat”, the MP said that village development boards (VDBs) were first established in Nagaland and the Government of India had “copied” the Nagaland model for other states. “We do not call it ‘Panchayat’ but we call it ‘village council’. During the tenure of the Government headed by Shri Rajiv Gandhi, the Government of India had accepted this traditional system of Nagaland and I appreciate that” the MP said while expressing need that the system should be implemented “properly’ in the entire county.
“I would like to make a suggestion to the honorable Minister (of Panchayati Raj, Youth Affairs & Sports, Mani Shankar Aiyar). Now, the money is going to Panchayats from the Ministry of Rural Development but the implementation is done by the Ministry of Panchayati Raj. So I would like to suggest that there should be a coordination committee between the Ministry of Panchayati Raj and the Ministry of Rural Development so that we can implement all the centrally-sponsored schemes properly in the entire country and more particularly in Nagaland” the MP said.