Staff Correspondent

Two officials suspended for employing under-aged children under the scheme

2,916 works taken up under NREGS in

Davangere district

DAVANGERE: Chief Executive Officer of the Davangere Zilla Panchayat Nijalingappa has warned implementing officers, gram panchayat secretaries and executive officers of taluk panchayats that he will file a complaint with the police and initiate criminal proceedings if they failed to implement the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme effectively and if any officer found to indulge in corruption.

At the district planning committee meeting held here on Friday, Mr. Nijalingappa said that he had noticed laxity among some officers in implementing the scheme while others had executed more works as against the action plan. He said that he had noticed that there was no physical progress of many works. But on paper, such works were claimed to have completed.

If the officers failed to execute the works sincerely the very purpose of the unique scheme would be defeated, he said.

Mr. Nijalingappa said that he had placed two officials under suspension for employing under-aged children under the scheme.

A Central team is reportedly examining the works that had been taken up under the NREGS at Honnali and the team may inspect works in other places too. Mr. Nijalingappa said that over 2,916 works had been taken up under the NREGS and the district had received Rs.84 crore under the scheme.

Under the Suvarna Gramadoya programme, 33 villages had been selected and it is proposed to form a new layout in all the 33 villages and shift garbage pits in all the villages to a distant place so that diseases such as malaria would not grip the villages, he said.