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NPYC, AAKS conducts trg
DIMAPUR, Nov 15:
Published on 16 Nov. 2008 12:04 AM IST
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Nagaland Pradesh Youth Congress and the State Level Co-coordinator of 'Aam Admi Ka Sipahi (AAKS) November 8 conducted training on 'National Rural Employment Guarantee Act' (NREGA) and Right to Information Act' (RT1) to the youth congress leaders of Mon district organized by the District Youth Congress of Mon. According to a release issued by NPYC resource persons at the training programme included state level coordinator of AAKS, Dokiu Kecham; NPYC general secretary (admn), Mhonchumo Ovung and SLC of AAKS, Rosy Thomson. Speaking on NREGA Kecham said NREGA has been brought out after extensive consultations and inputs from social activists, NGOs, experienced administrators and from people living in rural areas themselves. He said that the Act aims to provide the enhancement of livelihood security of the households in rural areas of the country by providing at least one hundred days of guaranteed wage employment. "Under NREGA every rightful job card holder has been guaranteed 100 days of wage employment by the UPA government, no one can deny you from getting 100 days of wage employment," Kecham informed. He further pointed out that NREGA has been enacted looking at the discouraging economic condition of the people living in the rural villages. Mhonchumo Ovung who spoke on RTI, said that a very important right has been conferred upon every citizen of India under RTI. He also informed the participants that RTI was a mechanism, which would enable them to judge for themselves whether or not the government was functioning in accordance with what can be consider as public interests. Meanwhile, district coordinator of AAKS, Zunheboto, Joshua Swu highlighted the activities of AAKS and called upon the participant to carry forward the message of people friendly programmes to the door steps of the people living in the villages. The resource persons also interacted with the delegates and as per the reports received from the participants. The NREGA is a scheme of 100 day guaranteed wage employment to the households of people living in the rural villages.

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