It has listed that
Among the outlook and challenges for the social sector outlined in the
. The outlook for
. Unleashing the time-bound potential of demographic dividend is the biggest challenge for
. One of the challenges is to deal with multiple and sometimes overlapping programmes. A mere mark up each year in the Budget for existing programmes or starting some new programmes will not suffice. What is needed is a 'zero budgeting' approach with a revamp, reorganization and convergence of social-sector schemes with a minimum size prescribed for the schemes.
. The outlays for the different schemes have not often translated fully into outcomes owing to the poor delivery mechanism.
. Leveraging modern technology for efficient delivery of programmes, removing the multiple layers of governance, simplifying procedures, and greater participatory role by the beneficiaries can help in creating a better delivery mechanism.
. There is a need for greater degree of accessibility to information for the public, especially about the role, rights, and entitlements of the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs).
. Focused attention on raising the awareness levels and capacity-building activities at gram sabha level and devolution of powers in real terms, i.e. funds, function, and functionaries to the PRIs will lead to better and more effective planning, execution, monitoring and social audit of panchayat centric programmes. (ANI)
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