Nitish refutes allegation on implementation of NREGA

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Patna, May 26 (UNI) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today refuted the allegation of Union Rural Development Minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh that the National Rural Employment Guarantee(NREGA) was not being implemented properly in the state.

Mr Kumar told newspersons here that Bihar was among the five best performing states of the country in implementation of NREGA and its execution was being constantly monitored by himself and the state principal secretary of the rural development department.

''It is distressing to hear that union ministers from Bihar are in the habit of levelling allegations against NDA government violating the federal spirit of governance as envisaged in constitution,'' he noted.

When asked about the poor Public Distribution System in the state, Mr Kumar said the government had initiated several states to improve the system to deliver the food grains to the weaker sections in time.

While referring to the recently held state-level annual meeting of senior police officers, including Inspector Generals and Police Superintendents, Mr Kumar said such meetings had yielded good results as strategies evolved on such occasions were helpful in combating crimes. Speedy trials of the cases pending against influential criminals were outcome of these annual meetings and it resulted in decreasing the crimes, he added.

The Chief Minister also lauded the state vigilance bureau and special vigilance units for their operation against corrupt officers. Some top bureaucrats had been booked by the vigilance for amassing property disproprtionate to their known source of income,he added.


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