House Committee to inspect welfare schemes

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 13:39

Ranchi: A five-member Jharkhand Assembly
Committee would inspect implementation of various welfare
schemes in five districts of the state from September 15.

"We will visit Bokaro, Giridih, Dhanbad, Chatra and
Koderma districts to look into the actions taken on welfare
schemes like MG-NREGA, old-age pension and Indira Awas," CPI
(ML-Liberation) Vinod Kumar Singh, also the chairman of the
District Council Panchayati Raj Committee, a permanent body of
the state Assembly, said on Tuesday.

"We will look into whether MG-NREGA is being implemented
as per the act, which has provision of providing work on
demand and compensate labourers if not provided work within 15
days of applying for job," he said.

The visit assumes significance in the wake of the union
Rural Development ministry reportedly setting up a committee
headed by Planning Commissioner member Mihir Shah to look into
issues like ensuring legal compensation for not providing work
on demand, reducing distress migration from rural areas,
cutting down on delays in payments to workers and improving
quality of assets created under MG-NREGA schemes.

"Migration in Jharkhand has not been stopped as labourers
think working outside would fetch not only more money but also
timely payment," Singh claimed while referring to CAG’s
2009-10 findings that only 47 per cent of the total schemes
under NREGA completed during the period.


First Published: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 13:39

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