Staff Reporter

Six lakh people having job cards in the district

Only 40,000 cardholders engaged in the NREGS works

Anantapur: District Collector B. Janardhan Reddy has called upon the officials monitoring the implementation of National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) to identify bottle necks in administration and management and take steps to identify job card holders and ensure the scheme’s optimum utilisation.

Participating in a review meeting here on Wednesday the Collector said that of the six lakh job-card holders in the district only 40,000 were engaged in the NREGS works.

Identify works

He asked the officials to first identify works and thereby workers and submit project mode proposals by December 5 to ensure participation on a large scale in the NREG scheme works.

The Collector also advised the officials overseeing the implementation of the scheme to take the villagers where the participation in NREGS works were the least to the top ten villages which are in the forefront of benefitting from the NREG scheme.

Payment of wages

He exhorted them to make sure that payment of wages to the workers were paid within three days of completion of their work.

Monitoring panels

He said that Bukkarayasamudram is on the top in the implementation of the scheme while Vajrakarur is on the lower side . He also suggested them to constitute village level monitoring committees and also take steps for recovery where ever funds misuse had occurred. District Water Management Association Project director Murali also spoke.