Decentralisation, Empowerment and Information

Greater and more informed participation of all citizens in decision-making, enforcing accountability, exercising their rights and entitlements; and determining the course of their lives is central to faster growth, inclusion, and sustainability. How can we best promote the capabilities of all Indians, especially the most disadvantaged, to achieve this end?

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How can we empower women with appropriate information to enhance their role as change agents?

Re: What mechanisms would you suggest to enable the flow of information from people to planning processes in order to make the latter reflective of people’s rights and demands?

Postby rkarakkattil@gmail.com » Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:09 pm

The members in each Gramasbhas should be divided into small groups starting from 5 to 9 adjacent families.We can call it Nano groups.Each groups should have two leaders selected by the group. The two leaders from 5 to 9 nano groups should be federated in to one group. We can call it Micro groups. These Micro groups will have two representatives selected by the groups. These two representatives of adjacent 5 to 9 micro groups should be federated into one group. We can call it Meso groups.Each Meso group will have two representatives.The two leaders from adjacent Meso Groups will be federated as the resource team members at the Gramasbha level.The Gramasabha Resource Team will convene weekly and pass the information immediately to the Meso Groups ,Micro Groups and Nano Groups.Simultaneously the discussions convened at the nano groups should be presented in the micro groups and then meso groups and the Gramasbha Resource Groups. The president of the Gramasabha Resource Team will be the elected ward member and the secretary of the team should be qualified and experienced voluntary worker from the Gramasaha Resource Team.The consolidated report of the Gramasbha Resource Team should be presented in the quarterly meeting of the Gramasabhas.
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Re: What mechanisms would you suggest to enable the flow of information from people to planning processes in order to make the latter reflective of people’s rights and demands?

Postby karthike1968@gmail.com » Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:40 am

manojpandeyindia@yahoo.co.uk wrote:Basically, what I am suggesting is that one basic requirement for people's making the best use of facilities and amenities for them is to not only inform them but engage them. Have linkages between communication and delivery systems. Empower people to take informed decisions. Encourage them to own up the schemes and use the resources for their own and community good.

I would not only like to agree to the author whose article I read in Yojna. Communication can play a very important enabling and empowering role in reaching services and welfare measures to people who need them.
This way, we will also be able to put corruption in check. This can also have synergy with NGOs doing such jobs and RTI activists.
Hope, government has a look at this.
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Re: What mechanisms would you suggest to enable the flow of information from people to planning processes in order to make the latter reflective of people’s rights and demands?

Postby bajwa.sanmann@gmail.com » Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:46 pm

Village Panchayats can be the best medium as members of the panchayat are well aware of the people's rights and demands and can truly represent their views. Also this can be a simple method avoiding all the complexities of involving other groups.
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