CEO warns of action against contractors under MNREGA
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 14:49
  
Chitradurga: Zilla panchayat officials on Tuesday warned of taking criminal cases against contractors who use machinery instead of employing labourers under the Mahatama Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA).

Chief Executive Officer of the panchayat N Jayaram in a press release strictly instructed officials to adhere to the guidance issued by the government under the MNREGA scheme.

The government had declared all six taluks in the district drought-hit. In order to prevent people living in these areas from migrating to urban areas, officials should ensure that they were provided with jobs for at least 100 days in a year in rural areas.

Observing that a few contractors were using machinery instead of employing workers, Jayaram warned that stringent action be initiated against them. If any gram panchayat was found using machinery for MNREGA projects, such projects would be cancelled.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 14:48


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