The West Bengal governments flagship outreach programme, Duare Sarkar (government at doorstep), which was stalled due to a surge in COVID-19 cases, will resume from February 15, according to an order issued on Tuesday. Another outreach initiative Paray Samadhan (resolve issues at locality) will also commence again on February 1, it said.
According to the order, the Duare Sarkar programme will continue till March 15.
“Camps to accept applications for round 1 of Duare Sarkar will be organised from February 15 and will continue till February 22 after which scrutiny of them will be conducted. Camps for round 2 will be held from March 1 to March 7. The delivery of the services will start from March 8 and will be completed by March 15,” the order said.
Applications for the Paray Samadhan programme will be accepted at camps during the February 1-15 period, it said.
The Duare Sarkar camps, initially scheduled to start from January 2, were postponed. The state government had also deferred the student credit card distribution programme which was supposed to begin on January 3.
Under the Duare Sarkar programme, which first commenced in December 2020, camps are held in gram panchayats and municipal wards for doorstep delivery of services under various government schemes to the citizens of the state. The Paray Samadhar is an initiative under the Duare Sarkar scheme, which seeks to address local issues related to infrastructure, human resources and other sectors.
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