Department of rural development (RD) became the first department to launch the Bio-Metric Multi Transaction Terminal (BMTT) in the state. A training on the use of its device, known as GEOAMIBA, a device, designed by GEODESIC a Mumbai based company and brought to Nagaland with the assistance of the Paper Dove International was imparted to the officers of the department at SIRD Conference Hall on August 18.
According to Metsubo Jamir, director of rural development, BMTT would be using the device mainly to monitor the MGNREGA programme in the state. Some of the benefits of using the device include beneficiary enrolment, work capture, demand for work, muster roll, wage disbursement and report.
Officers from the districts of Kohima, Dimapur, Mokokchung and Kiphire were trained on its usage by resource persons from GEOSEDIC and Paper Dove International.
Commissioner& Secretary, V. Sakhrie said the BMTT programme would be an effective weapon for the flagship programme of MGNREGA. He urged the participants to avail the opportunity to learn and educate and encouraged them that award be given to the best block in implementation of the system.