Ombudsman will inspect, hear and resolve the works of Mnrega: Aalamgir Alam

Ranchi: Rural Development Minister Alamgir Alam gave appointment letters to 17 out of 19 newly appointed Lokpals in a function held at the project building here. Appointment letters could not be given to two Lokpals due to their absence. On this occasion, Rural Development Minister Aalamgir Alam appealed to all the Lokpals to inspect, hear and resolve the works of Mnrega in a transparent manner. He said that the purpose of the whole exercise is to get the output of the scheme, timely resolution of minor complaints, paying attention to minor errors and rectifying them.

The Minister said that Mnrega has been very effective during the Covid period. He said that along with giving work through Mnrega assests should also created for the people and this should be by way of construction of cattle shed etc.

He said that att the same time under the Jal Samridhi Yojana, natural water sources should be constructed and handed over to the villagers. At the same time, arrangements be made that water should always remain intact in the water sources. He stressed on motivating more and more people to do plantation, vegetable cultivation on their fallow land through Birsa Harit Gram Yojana.

Rural Development Secretary Manish Ranjan asked all the newly appointed Lokpals to become role models by discharging their excellent responsibilities. Patiently listen, examine and decide the problem or complaints like a judge and approve the punishment if deemed necessary he said adding that the Lokpals should conduct maximum field visits and also emphasized on geo-tagging of plan implementation. Mnrega Commissioner   Rajeshwari B said that the appointment of Lokpals will bring transparency in the works of Mnrega. He said that the responsibility of Lokpals is to make stakeholders accountable, transparent mechanism and qualitative improvement in efficiency under the scheme.

She said that the Ombudsman will not only monitor the schemes, but will also give immediate resolution to the complaints and will also continuously inform the government about the progress of the schemes. The Rural Development Secretary informed that Jharkhand has been given the first place in the whole country by the Center in terms of timely payment to the workers of Mnrega schemes which is a great achievement. On the other hand, Jharkhand has got another major achievement at the national level in social audit recovery. In this category, Jharkhand has been ranked second in the whole country.

Minister Aalamgir Aalam honoured the DDCs of 11 districts with a citation for better implementation of the schemes. The DDCs of Bokaro, Godda, Khunti, Koderma, Latehar, Deoghar, Palamu, Simdega, Gumla, Ranchi and Pakur are among those honoured. At the same time, BDOs of Kersai, Murhu, Koderma, Chaibasa Sadar block were also honoured with a citation for better performance on the same scale.

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