Union Minister of Panchayati Raj Dr. C.P. Joshi today informed the Lok Sabha under a Central Sector Scheme viz. Panchayat Mahila Evam Yuva Shakti Abhiyan (PMEYSA) which is being implemented by this Ministry in different States / UTs including Kerala. The Scheme is demand driven in nature. PYSA is one of the components of this Scheme.
Dr. Joshi said as per the guidelines of PMEYSA, one Coordinator � Youth is to be associated with the State Support Centre established in concerned States for PMEYSA. The main function of such centre is to keep updated information related to the participation of Elected Women Representatives (EWRs) and Elected Youth Representatives (EYRs) in Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) for entire State. The Scheme of PMEYSA has also a provision for organising sensitization programmes for enhancing the capacity of PRIs representatives in batches. Each batch comprises of 25 EWRs and 10 EYRs.
Replying to a written question in this regard the Minister said Minister further stated that there is no pension scheme for Panchayat representatives and there is no proposal to set up rural trade centre/Gram Gyan Kendra in each Gram Panchayat in the country.