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Job cards given to 65,000 poor beneficiers

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Agartala, Aug 24 (UNI) Tripura's Dhalai district is the only of the total four districts in the state brought under the centrally launched Rural Employment Guarrantee(REGA) scheme.

Job cards had been given to 65,000 poor beneficieries so far and 50 workers would be emploed in this scheme to ensure its implementation.

Of the total 150 employees, 130 will be Gram Rojgar assistants, 15 Junior Engineers and five computer operators, District Magistrate of Dhalai Kishore Ambuli said this at a meeting of the Chamanu block advisory committee recently.

All the assistants will be for two years' contract and will get honorarium of Rs two thousand per month. Their address of work will be to vist Gram Panchayat or Village Committee office.Fifteen Junior Enginers will also be employed on contract basis for five blocks in the district for which they will get Rs five thousand monthly as well in case of computer operator, there will be one each in five blocks. Importance in case of employment, will be given to local residents.

The Centre had brought 200 districts of the country under the REGA scheme and the Dhalai District in Tripura was the only one brought under this scheme so far.

During last week, Opposition Congress had organised an agitation observing hunger strike in the District Headquarters of Ambassa alleging that the CPI(M) led left government in the state did not select the beneficiaries of the REGA.

UNI PB-PD PL SS1303

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