Rajasthan to impose penalty for delaying MGNREGA payment

To ensure timely and justified payment to MGNREGA labourers in Ashok Gehlot today approved the proposal to impose a penalty on the concerned official for delayed or paltry payment to the labourers, an official said.

Updated: Dec 01, 2010, 00:54 AM IST

Jaipur: To ensure timely and justified
payment to MGNREGA labourers in Rajasthan, state Chief
Minister Ashok Gehlot today approved the proposal to impose a
penalty on the concerned official for delayed or paltry
payment to the labourers, an official said.

Gehlot approved the proposal of the Panchayti Raj
department under which the District Programme Coordinator or
District Collector would initiate an enquiry into complaints
of delayed or paltry payments, the official said.

A fine upto Rs 1,000 will be imposed on the concerned
official or staff member if found guilty, he added.

-PTI