Two erring MGNREGS officials suspended
The Minister, who inspected MGNREGS works at Sanigaram village under Koheda mandal and Madapur village under Bejjanki mandal on Friday, elicited information from the labourers about the ongoing works.
Karimnagar: Minister for Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Jupally Krishna Rao ordered suspension of two officials of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) for dereliction of duty.
The Minister, who inspected MGNREGS works at Sanigaram village under Koheda mandal and Madapur village under Bejjanki mandal on Friday, elicited information from the labourers about the ongoing works. He expressed his ire over officials when the workers apprised him of the slow pace of works. The labourers told the Minister that neither they were provided work regularly nor they were getting their payment in time.
The Minister directed the district administration to suspend technical assistant Bhaskar and field assistant Mallesham with immediate effect. This apart, the Minister also ordered the transfer of Koheda MPDO Srinivas for his failure to inspect the works not even once.
Krishna Rao instructed the officials to ensure 100 days of work per annum to every worker besides ensuring them a wage of Rs 194 a day. He told the labourers to call toll-free number 1800 2001 001 lodge complaints if they don’t get work or face any difficulty in getting remunerative wage or delay in payments.
Heaping praise on Madapur villagers for achieving 100 per cent literacy, individual household toilets and digging of water harvesting pits, the Minister assured the sanction of Rs 30 lakh for internal roads. Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Finance E Rajender said that government was committed to the uplift of the downtrodden sections.
Referring to the upcoming irrigation projects in theregion, he said that in couple of years, the district will be turned into seed bowl of the State.
Rashtra Samskrutika Saradhi and MLA Rasamayi Balakishan, Husnabad MLA V Sathish Kumar and zilla parishad chairperson Tula Uma were among others present.