Jalgaon Zilla Parishad (ZP) has won state level third prize under Yashwant Panchayat Raj scheme. Third prize consists of Rs 17 lakh cash reward and citation. Maharashtra Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao handed over awards to Astik Kumar Pandey CEO of ZP Jalgaon. The award ceremony was held at Yashwant Rao Chavhan Pratisthan in Mumbai. Other two winners are Latur (first) and Sholapur (second).
The government of Maharashtra organizes Yashwant Panchayat Raj scheme for good governamce and development work of village panchayat and Zilla Parishad.it was excellent innovative ideas of ZP CEO Astik Pandey has bear fruits.
There are two types of competition for all districts under Yashwant Panchayat Raj. The evaluations of two categories consist of divisional and state level evaluations. On the basis of evaluation committees report, three ZP’s are choosen for first, second and third prize category. Yashwant Panchayat Raj scheme award is given to ZP’s for their outstanding performance, after complete evaluations. The award is given for the financial year 2016-16.
Astik Kumar Pandey – CEO ZP Jalgaon said “It is a proud moment for Jalgaon district to receive this award. It is a joint effort of our team who have worked tirelessly to achieve the goal. The prize amount will be utilised for development of administrative and office services”.
Kishor Dattatraya Raje Nimbalkar – Collector and District Magistrate of Jalgaon
Kishor Dattatraya Raje Nimbalkar – Collector and District Magistrate of Jalgaon said “It is a proud moment for Jalgaon district as ZP Jalgaon for securing prestigious award. It is a fantastic recognition of how the ZP works together with team to innovate and find technological and other solutions for bettermrnt of district. This is a begiing of award, I am sure we are going to win many awards in district over a period of time”.
ZP CEO – Astik Pandey has also created an android phone app namely My ZP Jalgaon which has made Jalgaon as a high-tech ZP in Maharashtra. In an innovative idea he has created and introduced system for teachers online reporting and monitoring (STORM) which will make online attendance of all ZP school teachers. Now attendance of all 1807 ZP schools are available online in ZP headquarter. Besides, 513 schools are fully digitalized where students are taught through projectors and TV screens. There are 57 schools who have received ISO certification.
Beides Governor, Mahararahtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, minister for rural development Pankaja Munde, minister of state for rural development Dadaji Bhuse, Sumit Mallik Chief secretary government of Maharashtra, Aseem Gupta secretary for rural development and Konkan divisional commissioner Prabhakar Deshmukh etc.
About ZP CEO
ZP CEO, Jalgaon is well known for his innovative ideas and creative work. During his tenure as Kalwan’s sub-divisional magistrate and project officer of the tribal welfare department in Nashik district, he developed whatsapp group. He used to monitor mid day meal services in ashram shalas. Head-masters, superintendents and wardens used to send pictures of breakfast, lunch and dinner being servesd with names of the dishes through WhatsApp on daily basis. He ensured no compromise made on student’s food, so they should not be malnourished. To cross check authenticity, few students were also given mobiles so that they could also send photos to him. He used to compare with those sent by school authorities. It was a well appreciated move by state officials and was introduced in other districts too.
Astik Kumar Pandey IAS, CEO of ZP Jalgaon along with his wife Mokshada Patil-Pandey IPS- Additional Superintendent of Police Jalgaon
CEO Astik Pandey’s wife Mokshada Patil–Pandey is also an IPS officer from Maharashtra cadre and currently serving as a Additional Superintendent of Police, Jalgaon.
Report: Sitaram Mewati