West Bengal Prachesta Scheme – 5 Applied From Kalimpong District, Only 2 Verified – 1 Application Rejected, 0 Approved

West Bengal Prachesta

When West Bengal government initiated Prachesta Scheme amidst much fanfare, there was hope among people from across the state, that those workers who were struggling to make ends meet, would at least get Rs 1000 as financial support from the government.

The precedence was there, next-door neighbour Sikkim Govt had deposited Rs 30000 in the accounts of medical patients, and Rs 5000 in the accounts of students and Rs 2000 to daily wage earners. Another neighbour Assam Govt deposited Rs 2000 each in the accounts of over workers stranded outside the state and students. Almost all the states in North East India had deposited similar funds.

So when, West Bengal government announced Rs. 1000 to be deposited under Prachesta Scheme, workers from West Bengal stranded outside and in the state too felt they would get some support finally.

But, as the data we have accessed, the North South divide in number of beneficiaries is so stark that it exhibits the absolute failure of the state machinery in reaching out to the people in the north. We are not sure, if this is due to lack of initiative on the part of respective District administrations or Gorkhaland Territorial Administration to communicate the State Govt scheme well with the people.

West Bengal Prachesta
West Bengal Prachesta Scheme Fail: Red shows top 4 districts and Yellow shows bottom 4 districts, application-wise

Here are the list of applicants, and approved beneficiaries as of 29th of May, 2020.

In the District Wise list of Bottom 4 i.e the Least Number of Applications submitted are unsurprisingly Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Alipurduars

District NamesApplications SubmittedApplications VerifiedApplications ApprovedApplications RejectedSystem Auto RejectedPayment Mandate Generated
Kalimpong521
Darjeeling24667487481252466745
Alipurduars30726096092030433605
Jalpaiguri677126722672230117982642

In Kalimpong district, only 5 people allegedly applied, out of which so far only 2 applications have been verified. Out of which 1 application was rejected and ZERO applications have been approved till date.

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In the District Wise list of Top 3 i.e the Least Number of Applications submitted are Murshidabad, North 24 Parganas, Maldah

District NamesApplications SubmittedApplications VerifiedApplications ApprovedApplications RejectedSystem Auto RejectedPayment Mandate Generated
Murshidabad76271148391483953358807414681
North 24 Paganas706562751027510310461174427167
Maldah70217200301977029991921719453
Nadia680431369464891608860695000
South 24 Pargana59669202812025013486785919961

It is evident that the four northern most districts of North Bengal – Kalimpong, Darjeeling, Alipurduars and Jalpaiguri where majority of the people are deprived for generations, continue to remain so, even in the days of Digital India.

Who do we blame for this?

Blaming only the politicians would absolve everyone else, including the bureaucrats and those of our people working for the Government, of failing to inform the people.

We hope this will help wake up our Youths too, who can actually take it upon themselves to inform the people of their rights.


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