Pradesh State Convention
for Empowerment of
Elected Women Representatives in Local Governments
A movement for good governance and genuine
Jeevan Jyothi, Begumpet
Federation for Empowerment of Elected Women Representatives
(EWRs) in Local Governments (henceforth, 'The Federation')
hereby passes the following declarations:
This Convention declares the formation of The Federation
as a new chapter in the history of the local governments.
Convention declares that the aim of this movement is the genuine
empowerment of the people through empowerment of local governments
and thereby, achievement of good governance and better services
Federation shall function as a common, united platform
for all those thousands of present and former elected women
representatives and all concerned and public-spirited women.
To ensure adequate representation to both rural and urban
areas, The Federation shall be comprised of EWRs right
from the ward level up to and including sarpanchs, mandal
Parishad members, mandal Parishad presidents, Zilla Parishad
members, Zilla Parishad chairpersons, municipal councilors,
corporators and chairpersons in municipalities and mayors.
from across the political spectrum can retain their individual
political affiliations even as becoming constituents of The
Federation. The Federation therefore requests all
EWRs to become constituents and role players in this common
is in its villages as well as its towns and cities. The
Federation declares that it will work towards public development
through citizens' involvement, delivery of basic infrastructure
services, the minimum essential civic amenities through the
empowerment of local governments. The activities of The
Federation will be conducted in a manner that is oriented
towards genuine empowerment of the citizens rather than mere
empowerment the office bearers in local governments.
Federation declares its aim to achieve good governance
through local governments. It further declares that doors
to people's participation must be opened through the conduct
of meetings of local governments and gram sabhas. Further,
The Federation shall work towards mandatory implementation
of citizen's charters, timely resolution of public complaints,
declaration of the income-expenditure details in panchayats,
implementation of information boards in public works and transparency
in all public works.
The Federation shall contribute its part towards the
improvement in the functioning of various government offices
and departments that fall within the purview of the local
governments. The Federation aims to work towards the
improvement of service delivery in schools, continuing education
centers, health care centers, aanganwadis and ration shops.
Further, it will work towards federating stakeholder groups
and delivery of services to those groups through the intervention
of local governments.
EWRs, through The Federation, shall focus their activities
on sanitation and drinking water supply and also on key issues
like federation of women, imparting information to them, improving
their skills and competency and prevention of atrocities against
Convention of The Federation declares and conveys its
heartfelt thanks to Lok Satta for assisting in determining
the course of the movement for giving a new life and inspiration
to local governments through federation of women (representatives).
This Convention of The Federation also requests and
hopes that this assistance from Lok Satta continues in the