Amaravati: With a motto to make welfare schemes transparent and to deliver them to the doorsteps of the common man, Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan has launched the village level and ward volunteers system of late. Their salaries were decided to be Rs 5,000 and soon after completing three months after their appointment, here comes good news! The Chief Minister is likely to increase the salaries by 60% i.e from 5,000 to 8,000 after a meeting with the state village volunteers’ association any time soon.
Village and ward level volunteers have started operating from August 15 making the welfare schemes to the citizens. Each volunteer has been allotted 50 households and their duty is to ensure that all the benefits are delivered on the right time without any hitches. However, there has been severe criticism on the pay scale which in some places led to corruption. When taken to the CM’s notice, Jagan took this on a serious note instructing the officials to take necessary actions. Few of the officials have suggested that the salary might mitigate the issue to some extent upon which the CM is now likely to consider.