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MGNREGA providing employment opportunity to people: Sagar
SRINAGAR, July 3: Maintaining that the MGNREGA has been responsible for changing Socio-economic profile of the people living in rural and far-flung areas, the Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Ali Mohammad Sagar has said that the scheme has also been instrumental in providing the much needed employment opportunities to people at their door steps besides creating the infrastructural assets.

The Minister was speaking at Ten day Orientation Course Programme organized by the Directorate of Rural Development for the newly recruited programme officers.

Sagar said that the scheme has registered a phenomenal increase in its implementation since the last four years which has also been acknowledged at the national level. He said that it was due to the tireless efforts of the officers of rural development that its implementation has been accelerated, the results of which are visible on the ground level.

Referring to the accountability and transparency in the implementation of MGNREGA, the Minister said that a grievance redressal cell has been constituted to look into complaints, if any regarding the execution, so that a mechanism is ensured which would also provide the necessary feedback regarding the same. He said that necessary action has also been initiated against the officers/officials who have been found deviating from the set norms.

Sagar also called upon the programme officers to work with zeal and dedication to ensure that the lacunae, if any in the implementation process are removed. He said that by recruiting them, the necessary trained persons with managerial and other courses, human resource capacity has been enhanced which would go a long way in accelerating its implementation.

Farooq Ahmad Peer also spoke on the occasion and said that the institutional building would go long way in speeding up the implementation of this flagship programme. He said that the orientation programme would equip the new recruits with the intricacies and the guidelines about the execution of MGNREGA.

Director rural Develop also spoke on the occasion and gave an overview about the orientation course and MGNREGA.

News Updated at : Thursday, July 4, 2013
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