Follow BC model, Ramesh tells Rajasthan

Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday suggested to the Rajasthan government to implement Banking Correspondent (BC) model in the State for timely payment to the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme workers .

Mr. Ramesh, while attending a meeting with Rajasthan Panchayati Raj Minister Bharat Singh and social activist Aruna Roy, said the late payment of wages discouraged such labourers, and attributed this to absence of banks outside the district headquarters. He said the BC model could be initially introduced where complaints of delay in payments were higher. — PTI

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