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NREGA implementation in State not satisfactory

By Spl Correspondent

NEW DELHI, April 16 � The report card on implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) is a mix bag for Assam, with at least 62 per cent households being provided employment under the flagship schemes, while ombudsman has not been constituted for any district and State fund.

According to the report card, 24,123 person-days of unemployment allowances were due but no un-employment allowances paid reported on MIS. The period pertains to 2010-2011, as reported up to April 7 on the online Management Information System (MIS), official sources said.

The ruling Congress Government, which gave itself full marks for its achievements in implementation of the social development schemes during the polls, however, fell short in several key areas, according to the report card.

It was reported that there was delayed payment of 51192 Muster Rolls, of Rs 42.35 crore in the State.

Only 42 per cent workers� have accounts, while number of job cards holders with photos is 23 per cent. Only 64 per cent Bharat Nirman Sewa Kendra taken up reported at GP/ Block level.

Only 55 per cent of expenditure reported on wages. Out of total 27 districts, 14 districts including Bongaigaon, Karbi Anglong, Kokrajhar, Barpeta, Darrang, Cachar, Hailakandi, Nalbari, Baksa, Chirang, Dhubri, Golaghat, Jorhat, Nagaon and Udhalgiri reported less than 60 per cent expenditure on wages.

Out of 27 districts, 10 districts including Kokrajhar, NC Hills, Dibrugarh, Golaghat, Jorhat, Kamrup Metro, Nagaon, Sivasagar, Sonitpur and Tinsukia reported more than 6 per cent administrative expenditure, while the State average was 5 per cent.

While only1397 (3 per cent) works completed out of 47096 works taken up reported on MIS.

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