Cash awards, medals for 2.32L AP volunteers who deliver welfare schemes to beneficiaries

Jagan said the village and ward volunteer system has redefined governance making Andhra Pradesh a role model for other states. He added that about 2.32 lakh volunteers are being awarded cash incentives, medals, badges, and certificates at an expenditure of Rs. 239 crore. Volunteers played a key role in taking welfare schemes to the beneficiaries by creating awareness about government initiatives, including the welfare calendar, Jagan said and added that the state is proud of their services.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  7 April 2022 1:39 PM GMT
Cash awards, medals for 2.32L AP volunteers who deliver welfare schemes to beneficiaries

Narasaraopet: Honouring volunteers who are taking welfare schemes to the beneficiaries, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday felicitated them for being the pillars of the welfare delivery system.

Jagan said the village and ward volunteer system has redefined governance making Andhra Pradesh a role model for other states. He added that about 2.32 lakh volunteers are being awarded cash incentives, medals, badges, and certificates at an expenditure of Rs. 239 crore. Volunteers played a key role in taking welfare schemes to the beneficiaries by creating awareness about government initiatives, including the welfare calendar, Jagan said and added that the state is proud of their services.

Recalling the services rendered by volunteers, the Chief Minister said that so far Rs. 5,0508 crore has been distributed by volunteers through YSR Pension Kanuka. Drawing a comparison with the previous government, he said that earlier, people used to run from pillar to post to avail of government schemes, but the situation has changed under the current government due to the volunteer system. Every welfare scheme has been made completely transparent and there is no corruption, he said.

In the last three years, almost Rs. 1.34 lakh crore has been directly credited to the beneficiaries' accounts through DBT, Jagan added.

The Chief Minister said Seva Mitra is being awarded to 2.28 lakh volunteers which includes a cash reward of Rs. 10,000, a citation, a shawl, and a badge. Similarly, Seva Ratna Award is being given to 4,136 volunteers which carries a cash prize of Rs. 20,000, a citation, a medal, a badge, and a shawl. Seva Vajra is being given to 875 persons. The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 30,000, a medal, a badge, a citation, and a shawl.

Jagan said the award presentations will be conducted at the mandal level for the next 20 days. He asked the volunteers to continue their good work and wished them all the best.

On the occasion, the Chief Minister also sanctioned a flyover and a veterinary polytechnic college.

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