The home minister of Arunachal Pradesh Bamang Felix on Tuesday, while reviewing the implementation of all union and state govt.’s flagship programmes of the Nyapin assembly constituency said that depriving eligible beneficiaries of their rights and benefits is a crime against humanity. This is a very strong statement coming from him and hopefully, it will have a positive impact on the implementation of programmes meant for the poor beneficiaries.
The home minister has correctly pointed out that depriving rightful beneficiaries of their basic right is a crime against humanity. It is a known fact that the majority of central as well as state flagship programmes meant for the poor villagers are not properly implemented on the ground.
There are various reasons for it. First and foremost is the interference of the political bosses. The local Panchayat leaders and even local MLAs have a big say in the selection of beneficiaries. Often the people who are real beneficiaries cannot avail the benefits of the flagship programmes due to interference of the political bosses. The second reason for failure of the flagship programmes is the lackadaisical attitude of the government officials responsible for its implementation. They fail to identify the actual beneficiaries. This happens because they do not visit the villages to identify the real beneficiaries. Mostly they depend on subordinates and local Panchayat leaders for it. If the above mentioned issues are properly addressed the implementation of all the central as well as state sponsored schemes and programmes meant for the poor people will be properly implemented at the ground.