A meeting held by the CM Nitish Kumar and the state cabinet on Tuesday decided that the ward member will be the caretaker of the Nal Jal Yojna in each ward. He will be called as Anurakshak. They will be paid Rs 5,000 per month plus the honorarium of Rs 2,000. This amount is for maintain and sustain the scheme. The meeting was lead by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Total of six provisions passed in the cabinet meeting.
Anurakshak will be responsible to maintain Nal Jal Yojna
Anurakshak will be responsible to maintain and continuity of the service to each household. In a case, if a ward member does not show interest in taking the charge then the Ward secretory will take the charge. Panchayti Raj Minister Samrat Chaudhary explained all the decisions taken by the cabinet. He said that on an average, there are 200 homes in a ward. If each consumer or house pays Rs 200 per month as a rent, Rs 6,000 will be there. Out of which, Rs 3,000 will be given to the Anurakshak.
Grievance will be treated in 24 hours
This was also made clear that any grievance, such as pipe leakage or motor not functioning will be treated within 24 hours. Other major problems can take 3-5 days. Trouble shooting of the problems in specified time frame will be mandatory else, pay will be deducted from the Anurakshak account. This resolution aims to provide clean drinking water to every citizen of Bihar, without any discrimination. This resolution is an unflinching endeavour to provide clean drinking water in the homes of approximately 2 crore households in the state with the co-operation of the people of every village and locality in Bihar.
Under this, schemes are to provide piped water supply to every household with a view to end their dependency on hand-pumps and other sources of drinking water.