Minister Biswajit urges officials to work hard

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, March 18, 2020: Manipur rural development and Panchayati Raj minister Thongam Biswajit Singh has urged the officials to work hard for successful implementations of schemes.

Biswajit chaired a review meeting of schemes implemented by the department including the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme and the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin on Wednesday.

Highlighting that the department will be receiving funds from the Centre soon, the minister instructed the officials to fully utilise all unspent funds available under them by Monday so that proper utilisation certificates can be submitted to the Centre.

Biswajit encouraged the officers and officials of the department and district administrations to put in more effort to bring more achievement and development in the rural areas. He said the state government will also highlight the achievements of the district by awarding the best district in implementation of schemes.

Concerning MGNREGS, the Biswajit advised the officials to ensure 45 man-day minimum out of the 52 man-day allocated this year so that the department can target a 100 man-day next year.

He also instructed officials concerned with implementation of the PMAY-G to spread awareness regarding selection of Non-Socio Economic Caste Census 2011 beneficiaries and to highlight the same by erecting hoardings and roadside banners both in English and Manipuri.

During the review meeting, the DCs highlighted various issues faced in their respective districts during implementation of government schemes. One of issues highlighted include issues in geo-tagging of scheme implementation in the interior parts of the hill districts.

Additional chief secretary MH Khan, deputy commissioners of different districts and officials of the department attended the meeting.

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