DC Budgam orders probe in NREGS ‘irregularities’
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Dec 28: The Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Muhammad Rafi, has ordered probe into the alleged irregularities in the implementation of National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) in Chadoora and other Rural Development blocks of Budgam district.
It was few weeks back that a public hearing on NREGS was conducted by the activists of J&K RTI Movement & J&K Rural Development Foundation in Wagam area of Chadoora block in Budgam district where the activists were told by the villagers who worked on NREGS projects that lots of irregularities were taking place which included non issuance of job cards, delay in payments, not making pro active disclosures of works executed.
A delegation of J&K RTI Movement led by its Convener Dr Muzaffar Bhat in this regard brought all these irregularities into the notice of DC Budgam Muhammad Rafi who directed the Additional District Development Commissioner (ADDC) Budgam Munshi Muzaffar to probe into all alleged bungling and mismanagement.
The ADDC on Tuesday called aggrieved villagers, RTI Movement activists and NREGS labourers and the officials of Rural Development Department, including Block Development Officers (BDOs) and Village Level Workers (VLWs), Panchayat Secretaries , and Panchayat Inspectors at Budgam DC office.
Taking strong note of the irregularities, he directed the officials and NREGS workers to provide him the necessary document and the records within few days and ordered suspension of Village Level Worker (VLW) of Branwar Chadoora block for his role in mismanagement and other irregularities in executing works in Branwar village.
The RTI Movement activists have requested the administration to ensure proper implementation of RTI Act in all the districts of State, making pro active disclosures by all the public authorities, conducting of Social Audit camps at village level, providing working equipment and other tools to the NREGS workers, updating the NREGS data on NREGA website on regular basis, appointment of district Ombudsman and Programme Officers which is mandatory under NREGA.
The assistant director CAPD Budgam has also ordered immediate probe into tampering of ration cards in village Sanzipora in B K Pora block of Budgam. The Assistant Director CAPD Budgam Nassarullah Malik ordered immediate attachment of the Sanzipora CAPD store keeper and ordered an enquiry into the matter.
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