Sensitive Gehlot takes feedback from Civil Society to frame budget

Jaipur: Keeping into account the importance of participation of all sectors of the society, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot held feedback of voluntary organisations and social activists, on the second straight day during pre-budget dialogue. Emphasizing that the feedback given by voluntary organisations, social activists and civil societies plays important role in implementation of government schemes and policies at the ground level, Gehlot assured that the State government will make every effort to include the important suggestions of various social organisations in preparing public welfare centric budget, so that benefit of the budget actually reaches to every section of the society.

Gehlot was addressing pre-budget dialogue with voluntary organisations, civil societies and consumer forum at secretariat conference hall on Saturday wherein he said that many important suggestions have come for consideration in the budget. “Our government has always given importance to the suggestions received from voluntary organisations and social activists working in the field. Centre and State governments from time to time have taken many decisions in the public interest based on the suggestions received from NGOs”, Gehlot said further adding, “Suggestions given by voluntary organisations played important role in preparing laws such as Right to Information, Food Security, Right to Education and many others.”

The three-time CM also said that state government will make efforts to invite various organisations working in different fields and departments associated with them so that they can hold a group discussion, in which he himself, concerned minister and officers would be present.

Gehlot said that at the time when efforts are being made to spread enmity among various sections and keeping in view the current situation, NGOs and social activists play an important role in maintaining harmony in the society.

During the dialogue, representatives of NGOs, Civil Society and Consumer Forum gave important suggestions related to woman security and their empowerment, eradicating child labour and child marriage, reducing road accidents, capacity building of teachers, encouraging sports and games in government schools, strengthening of anganbari, appointing expert doctors in villages, welfare of physically challenged and issues related to other departments.