Itagar, February 24: Aruchal Pradesh Chief Minister bam Tuki today expressed discontent over the pattern of rural development fund released by the Centre and directed the department to take up the matter with the ministry to provide fund as per requirement.
Addressing the State Employment Guarantee Council (SEGC) meeting here, he asked the department to take up the matter with the ministry to release sufficient fund so that maximum days of wage employment can be provided to the job seekers besides creating sustaible asset in rural areas.
Tuki assured that fund released under centrally sponsored schemes to the state exchequer would be immediately released to the concerned departments along with the state’s matching share so as to lift the next installment of central fund in time by the department to implement various programmes in the state.
The meeting approved the labour budget for both IPPE (Intensive Participatory Planning Exercise) and non IPPE blocks for the fincial year 2015-16 besides resolved to set up a social audit unit for which the fund would be borne by the union RD ministry. The meeting also resolved to appoint Ombudsman from civil society with law background and preferably retired civil servants with age above 65 years, Convergence of MGNREGA programmes with other programmes like tree plantation and sanitary latrines and major allocation of the fund provision to be kept for agriculture based activities.
The meeting was attended by commissioner, secretary, director, chief engineer and the zilla parishad chairpersons of the districts.