Imphal, Aug 5: The Ukhrul administration today monitored the first phase of National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) work taken up in the district.
Led by Deputy Commissioner (DC) Pankaj Kumar Pal, the inspection team studied the details of the work carried out in the first phase to ensure that the scheme is being implemented in the right earnest.
Speaking to mediapersons Mr Pal said optimum utilisation of NREGS in the transformation of the socio-economic landscape of the villages was a must.
He reiterated the need to comply and adhere strictly to the scheme's guidelines. He also pointed out that constant vigilance and monitoring of NREGS activities in all the villages has been accorded top priority.
A system of Triple Level Checking has been put into effect with inspection of all the work sites before the commencement of work, inspection when the work is in progress and inspection after the completion of work.
All the villages have been classified into six circles - Chondan Circle, Nambashi Circle, Kangkum Circle, Khunthak Circle, Kasom Circle and Nongdam Circle with each circle comprising of seven or eight villages.
Six officials have been assigned exclusively for monitoring, evaluation and reporting of NREGS activities in their respective circles, he informed.
Under the supervision of the DC, the Programme Officer has also set up vigilance and monitoring committees in all the villages for effective and successful implementation of the scheme.
Appealing to all the NREGS committees of the villages to have a sound understanding of the basic ideas and philosophy behind the formulation of NREGS as a demand-driven comprehensive scheme which is also a time-bound legal guarantee to engineer micro-level economic changes, he pointed out that attending all sensitisation and training programmes conducted under the aegis of the DC is a must.
Programme Officer Dr Thingnam Kishan Singh also inspected the work taken up in Kasom Khullen.
Speaking to UNI, he said among 44 villages taken up under NREGS, Kasom Khullen is the most backward and isolated block in Ukhrul district.
Asserting that NREGS represents a paradigm shift in the delivery mechanism of the government aimed at ushering a new era of economic insurrection he stressed on the need to commit towards the creation of durable community assets which can generate and enhance productivity so as to enable the villages to embark on the path of self-reliance and self-sustenance.