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NREGA, RTI training at Tuensang district
DIMAPUR, October 27:
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Published on 28 Oct. 2008 12:31 AM IST
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Nagaland Prade-sh Youth Congress and the State Level Co-ordinator of 'Aam Admi Ka Sipahi' along with DYC of Tuensang had organized training programmes on "National Rural Employment Guarantee Act and Right to Information Act" in nine villages under Shamator and Chessore RD Block from October 18 to 24. Besides having interaction with the villagers, the NPYC members also visited some of the on going works under NREGA to conduct spot study of the historic wage employment programme implemented in the state. In spite of having rightful job card holders guaranteed hundred days of wage employment by the central government, Mhonchumo Ovung, general secretary (Admn), NPYC stated in a release there were instances of employing machineries for execution of works which is strictly prohibited under NREGA, and observed that joint account of the programme officer and the VDB secretary are not maintained, job card not distributed, and report of using machineries were received from other districts as well. To curb such malpractices, it stated, while executing works under NREGA the government must ensure that every household in the rural villages receive job card, which is the entitlement for one hundred days of wage employment, use of machineries be prohibited, every households in rural areas gets hundred days of wage employment in every financial year, ban on contractors, joint account of the programme officer and village VDB secretary be maintained, muster rolls be made available, and social audit be conducted at least once in every financial year. The release also acknowledged the facet of NREGA 2008, a revolutionary step in the direction of eradicating poverty and unemployment in the rural areas, aiming to provide enhancement of livelihood security of the households in the rural areas of the country by providing at least one hundred days of guaranteed wage employment in every financial year to every house hold whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work. Affirming the NPYC would continue to stress for proper implementation of the people friendly policies and programmes of the UPA government to ensure the benefit goes to the common people at the receiving end, it added the 'Aam Admi Ka Sipahi' would reach out to every rural village in the state educate to assist and fight for the rights of the common people.

 
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