Officials at the Districts and Blocks should monitor of all the projects: Hamletson

Shillong, August 26:  Minister, Community and  Rural Development Department, Mr. Hamletson Dohling, convened a review with the State Rural Employment Society, (SRES) a Nodal Agency for implementation of MGNREGA, PMAY-G, RGSA, CFP, and other centrally funded schemes on the 26th August, 2022, at the Main Secretariat, Shillong.

The review was carried out for two programmes that is, MGNREGA and PMAY-G. The meeting was also attended by the Secretary, C&RD, Shri. T. Lyngwa, IAS, the Mission Director, SRES, Shri. Sibhi Chakravarthy Sadhu, IAS along with the Joint Mission Director, SRES, Kum. Iaraphunlin Diengdoh and officials from SRES.

During the review, the  Minister was briefed about the physical and financial performance of both the schemes. In respect of MGNREGA scheme, the Minister was informed about the number of incomplete works and the inability of many blocks to achieve the 60% mark for works under NRM.

Other parameters such as grievances, convergence with other Departments and programmes, Amrit Sarovar were also reviewed. The Minister also emphasized on the importance of the Area Officer App and instructed that the officials at the Districts and Blocks should commit themselves to serious monitoring of all the projects for proper implementation of the scheme.

The Minister also enquired about the pending State share which needs to be released for the smooth implementation of the scheme. As far as PMAY-G scheme is concerned, the Hon’ble Minister was apprised about the adoption of the PDIA method since July 2020 which stressed on the active involvement of all the officials from the State, District and Block including the village authorities and other stakeholders with the sole objective to accelerate the performance in terms of completion of all incomplete houses since the Financial Year 2016-17 onwards.

This will further enhance the smooth flow of fund from the Ministry of Rural Development to the State. The Minister was also briefed on the number of delayed houses, the efforts as well as the issues involved with regard to procurement of land for all landless beneficiaries, convergence with other departments and the technical issues faced by many districts and blocks with regard to the key parameters under Awaas+ (Inclusion list) for FY 2021-22.

Taking note on the need to build capacities of officials, the Minister advised the SRES to organize a State Level Workshop for all the Block functionaries particularly the new Block Development Officers and Junior Rural Development Officers in order to boost the overall performance of the State.

In conclusion, the Hon’ble Minister congratulated the SRES team who in spite of all the issues and problems faced, have succeeded to show significant progress for both the Schemes and urged the team to strive better.

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