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Sonia to inagurate DCC Chiefs convention on job scheme

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Mar 4(UNI) Congress President Sonia Gandhi will inaugurate a convention of the party unit chiefs of the 200 districts of the country being covered under the UPA Government's flagship programme--the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) here on March 18.

All the Chief Ministers of the Congress-ruled States, where the scheme is being implemented in the first phase, the PCC Presidents, CLP leaders and the General Secretaries Incharge of the programme will attend the one-day meet, according to AICC General Secretary Incharge of the Organisation Janardan Dwivedi.

The Chiefs of Congress frontal organisation at the national and state levels,besides the INTUC Presidents at the national and State levels will also be attending the convention, Mr Dwivedi added.

The convention is intended to tell the DCC chiefs to ensure that the maximum number of people in every household in the rural areas benefit by the scheme, which provides for 100 days employment with legal guarantee to one member of each household in rural areas on demand.

The Central Government scheme also provides for payment of unemployment allowance in the event of 100 days job in a year not being provided. The Centre will provide 90 per cent of such unemployment allowance with the remaning 10 per cent to be borne by the concerned State.

The participants would be told to see to it that maximum number of job cards are made at the panchayat level so as to give them the benefit. They would also be told to educate the potential beneficiaries about the employment scheme.


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