The discussion mainly focused on implementation of MGNREGS, PMGSY, NRLM and PMAY-G in the state.
Many job-card holders complaint of no works during the pandemic even after the Union Rural Development Ministry directed the state to focus on giving work under MGNREGS to ensure that the lockdown should not impact the livelihood of rural areas.
Mizoram Rural Development Minister Lalruatkima said the state received Rs 27907.90 lakh under the scheme during April to September.
All Manipur Hill Districts MGNREGS Employees Association held a rally, demanding regularisation of works
The All Manipur Hill Districts MGNREGS Employees’ Association said it would intensify agitation from September 25 if the government failed to address the grievances faced by the people in the hills.
The AMHDMEA has been demanding regularisation of service for MGNERGS employees of the hill districts, but the state government has turned deaf ears to their demands despite repeated appeal, KSO said.
MGNREGS employees of hill districts are ignored in regularisation of their service by the state government in 2016, the AHMDMEA said.
Phungyar block villages received only 19 man-days of employment out of could-be 100 man-days, including the four man-days, as per the guidelines of MNREGS, a release stated.
The KSO said that the inaction and delay on the part of the government has infuriated the hill districts’ MGNREGS employees leading to serve a deadline to the state government.
The Indigenous People's Association of Kangleipak (IPAK) also alleged that the MGNREGS undertaken by the Rural Development and Panchayat Raj (RD and PR) department has become a source of income and benefitted few selected individuals.
The Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (RD and PR) department has stated that it will take stringent action against Gram Rozgar Sahayak who are found being irresponsible in monitoring the MGNREGS works
The GRS under the Rural Development and Panchayati Raj department has close connections with implementing agencies of MGNREGS and IPAK said it will take up action against the Pradhan and members, who take bribes