HAILAKANDI, June 16 - Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Naba Kumar Doley asked the district administration of Hailakandi and the department concerned to prepare Gaon Panchayat-wise list on the basis of skills of the migrant workers who returned to their native place and to engage them in meaningful employment avenues in different avocations.
A high-level team of officials led by Minister Doley reviewed the rural development programmes here on Monday and suggested various ways to boost up rural employment generation.
Reviewing the rural development schemes with the district administration, CEO, Zilla Parishad, BDOs and Circle Officers at the DC�s conference hall, Minister Doley said the prime focus of the government is to rehabilitate the migrant workers coming back to the State and asked the administration and officials of the department concerned to provide job cards within seven days and also ensure payment within the stipulated 15 days� timeframe.
Doley said Rs 40,000 crore has been earmarked by the Government of India for MGNREGA and Assam would also be immensely benefited out of this flagship scheme.
The Minister reviewed the PMAY-G Phase-I and II and asked the BDOs to work actively for ensuring house for all by 2022. Doley disclosed that the district has got an additional 81,000 houses under PMAY-G as per the economic and caste census.
Doley also asked the officials to ensure that while economic activities go hand in hand with the COVID-19 pandemic, physical distancing, wearing of masks and personal hygiene too have to be maintained in order to keep the virus at bay.
The Minister also reviewed the National Social Assistance Programme and the two flagship programmes of the State government, namely Kushal Konwar Universal Old Age Pension Yojana and Indira Miri Universal Widow Pension for the Widows and Senior Citizens and asked the officials to go in for massive enrolment drive through awareness programmes.
Doley also discussed about the ongoing schemes under the 14th Finance Commission for the years 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20. He asked the officials concerned to expeditiously complete the ongoing and pending schemes and to make optimal utilisation of the allotted funds within three months.
The Minister also said that the government has started a scheme for giving Rs 50,000 to landless people and those living in forest areas.
Doley said verification of job cards has to be done expeditiously within 15 days so that there is no delay in payment of wages.
The Minister reviewed schemes under ASLRM and said the SHGs produced 70 lakh masks out of which the SHGs of Hailakandi district produced 1.50 lakh masks and generated a business turnover of over Rs 23 lakh. The Minister appreciated geo-tagging under PMAG-Y, account verification by PFMS and correction of invalid account.
The meeting was attended, among others, by MP Kripanath Mallah, MLAs Nizamuddin Choudhury, Suzamuddin Laskar, Principal Secretary, P&RD, JB Ekka, Commissioner, P&RD, Hemen Das, Deputy Commissioner, Megh Nidhi Dahal, District Development Commissioner Vikram Dev Sharma and CEO of Zilla Parishad Hari Charan Bhakta.